Hurricane Kit for your pet
As we all know, when a hurricane is baring down on our coast, it can be a very stressful time. With that in mind, it is very easy to get frazzled when realizing that we need to gather supplies for our 4 legged friends. The following is a list of supplies that you may want to have organized before the storm hits.
List of pet friendly hotels - see websites such as Pets Welcome.
Vaccination history - Be sure to keep your pet's rabies tag with you!
Microchipping information - We highly recommend that all pets are microchipped in case of displacement or separation from you during a storm.
Photo of pet - As with your children, this is important in case of accidental separation
Leash and collar
Carrier or crate - Collapsible carriers that store easily are now available for even large dogs.
Food and water - A 2 week supply of food is recommended, particularly if your pet is on a prescription diet.
Can Opener - Especially important if your pet eats canned food.
Pet Medications - Again, a 2 week supply is recommended. Don't forget your pet's heartworm and flea prevention.
Triple Antibiotic Ointment - In case of minor cuts or scrapes
Benadryl - In case of allergic reaction to insect stings or can be used as a sedative
Digital Thermometer - When taken rectally, normal temperature for a dog and cat is between 99 and 102 degrees Farenheit
Tweezers - Perfect for removing small thorns or stickers
Cat Litter and Litter Pan
Blanket and Toys - Don't forget those things that make your pet most comfortable!