Most of the time when people think about emergency situations, they don’t realize that they have a pet that needs to be kept safe too. Most people make emergency kits and emergency plans, often times leaving out a member of the family, commonly dogs or cats. Also, in many popular end of the world shows such as the Walking Dead, they rarely show animals, as if they all just disappeared. It is estimated that around 70 million dogs and 70 million cats are located in the United States alone. With a lot of pets being part of the family, they will also need to have an emergency kit. A good emergency kit for a pet is food and water. There are many websites that offer emergency pet food, which is pet food that is calorie dense, full of nutrition, and can last several years. There are also packets of water available online to store in an emergency kit, perfect for a dog or cat. These containers of food and water can also be bought in bulk and stored in a basement should the need arise. In conclusion, a good pet emergency kit should contain:
- Necessary medication
- Food (1-2 bars which last a week total) which will vary on animal size.
- Water (3-4 packets to last a week total) which will vary on animal size