Most people think of their pets as family. If there is an emergency, we all want our pets to be safe. I am focusing on dogs today. I will note some basics you will need for any pet, but they may have individual needs (not listed here), like a bird would have to have their cage.
Bring a favorite item…
We want to make sure to include our furry friends in our preps. How can we do that? Think about the basics first, and don’t forget about comfort. Most comfort items for our pets are small and lightweight such as a toy or a blanket. We want them to feel like everything will be okay. Most likely as long as you do not leave them behind in a disaster to fend for themselves they should be pretty happy to be by your side, but animals feel emotions too. They may feel disoriented being away from their normal stable home life. That is why I like to pack a little blanket for my dog. She just love blankets!
Preps for pets bug out bag list…
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Basic Preps for Pets…
- First aid –
- Collapsible bowls
- Pet waste bags
Items specifically for dogs:
- First Aid – I like this one because it includes many of the other items included on this list! They can carry their own gear as long as you make sure not to overload them!
- A good Leash
– It is a good idea to keep this on your person, and not on the dog or in the backpack.
- A dog collar – Again keep it on yourself
- Dog toy – Not a must, but if there is room, you dog will be happier if he/she has something to chew on or play with. Try to choose something that does not make noise!
- Favorite Blanket
or other – My dog loves blankets and pillows. Roll it up and attach it to your bag or the dog’s bag if the blanket is small enough.
- A wool blanket would be a great addition especially if you live in colder weather! Wool wicks away moisture, and is a very warm material.
- Paracord – You never know when or why you might need this.
- Dog Crate – A collapsible one if possible or you can try to have one at your destination point. I however do not have a crate for my dog. I plan to set up camp if need be and make a shelter for us all. My dog loves to sleep with us and that is where she is comfortable. Some dogs are already accustomed to sleeping in a crate, and they may feel more comfortable in a crate.
- Dog shoes
– If you think that you may be going over tough terrain or a long distance some dog shoes will help to minimize sores, and wounds. They come in all sizes the link is to show you an example…
What are you prepping for? The end of the world or a natural disaster? Your location will be something to think about, and what typical disasters tend to happen where you are. Some places have earthquakes, some tornadoes. It is smart to prepare for the disasters that happen around the place where you live.
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Millions of animals each year struggle to find a home. These animals are just waiting for a furr-ever home. I got my dog Selah from a rescue. I drove 4 hours from my home to go get her. She was special because of her name. If you want to see a little bit about the really personal story, dear to my heart see this post…Give Back Tuesday.
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Whatever you are prepping for just don’t leave out the preps for you pets! They will need you more than ever in any disaster and they will look to you to guide them through this tough time. They will also be there to help support you and show you love when you need it the most! 🙂
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