Here's how you can prepare your pets for disastersLast updated on Aug 29, 2019, 12:28 pm
Disaster could strike in more ways than one. And the first thing you want is to be prepared.
But don't just look to protect your house and your family - your pets matter equally. Don't they?
So, even if it is a small theft or a bigger calamity like an earthquake or an unprecedented fire - here's how you can keep your pets safe.
Ensure your pet's identification, in case of a disaster
At the time of a disaster, your pet may leave their usual place, and find newer, safer ones to hide. You need to make sure it doesn't get lost.
As a first step, your doggy or cat should be properly tagged all the time.
Keep your pet's ID and photographs handy.
However, despite this, if you just can't find them, report soon.
Always keep your pet immunized, vet's contact information within reach
Emergency or no emergency, you should always keep your pet's immunization details up to date.
But in case of a disaster, it is especially helpful, as there would be a greater risk of disease/infection.
Also, keep your vet's contact and other information in close reach.
In case your pet is on medication, keep a list of all the medicines ready for emergency situations.
Prepare a first aid/survival kit for your pet
Keep a disaster survival kit ready and in close access, all the time. And fill it up with:
1) All medications and first aid supplies.
2) Emergency food and water supplies.
3) Pictures of you and your pet.
4) Safety leashes.
5) Travel bowls.
Also, buy and keep a nice and durable pet carrier/crate ready, for all of your non-human mates.