June is National Pet Preparedness Month

Posted: 6/7/2012

June is national pet preparedness month, and although it is a frightening thought to consider natural disasters and weather storms, it is important to have a plan and to make sure your pets are included in this plan.

In the case of a disaster, such as a flood or tornado, where you might have to evacuate your house, the best way to be prepared is to have a pre-made pet emergency kit.

Items that should be included in your pet emergency kit include:

  • Your pet's regular food
  • Bottled water
  • Leash and collar
  • Photos of your pet
  • Any medications your pet is using or might need
  • Immunization and vetrinary records
  • First-aid kit
  • Toys

These items are essential in keeping your pet safe, happy, and healthy. Keep the kit in an easily accessible location and make sure that its contents stay current. Pets are important members of the family and they rely on you to take care of them, so coming up with a plan and being prepared is an important and responsible part of being a pet parent.