Newport Beach Cat Care Animal Disaster Preparedness Ready Pak Kit

Newport Beach Cat Care Ready Pak Kit

  • Animal First Aid Kit (don’t forget to add the basic human first aid kit too) Newport Beach cat care

  • Disaster Kit: maintain disaster preparedness supply kit for each of your animals. Have kit in a water resistant pack, with bright and bold letters, including the pet’s name. Make sure kit is easy to carry and close to home exit. Laminate paper items or store in airtight plastic bags. Refer to Pet Information for Ready-Pak.Newport Beach cat care

  • Veterinary Information: Vet’s name, phone number, address. Should also include vaccination and medical records. Store these in a waterproof plastic bag or container. Make sure you include an alternate vet, if possible.

  • Written release for vet care: in the event of a disaster, you may not be available to to make care decisions.Newport Beach cat care

  • Vaccinations: keep them current, as they will be needed for boarding purposes. Make sure they have had the Bordatella vaccine to help prevent “kennel cough.”

  • Medications and dosing instructions: Mark on calendar to cycle meds before they expire. Keep at least a one week supply on hand; and don’t forget hairball paste for the cats. Newport Beach cat care

  • Pet’s behavior: note your pet’s normal daily behavior and also the animal’s behavior when it is stressed. This will help others who need to handle your pet.

  • Current photographs: include the owners with the animal. Try to take photos from different angles and include a description of identifying marks. Include at least 10 copies of the photos so that you can distribute them to shelters in the event your pet becomes lost.

  • Current ID tags: on animal collars and/or microchip(trackr). Include out of state family or friend’s phone number. Daily medications should be included on tags.

  • Sturdy animal carriers: one for each animal and make sure it is large enough for them to stand, turn around and lay down in. Airport carriers are best for transporting, while the wire collapsible cages and exercise pens are better once the animal is stationary. Familiarize your animal with carrier or cage before an emergency.

  • Sturdy leashes, collars or harnesses: keep handy for each animal and consider using a harness for both dogs and cats. Break-away collars prevent the pet from choking if it becomes attached to something. Keep extra collars, ID tags and leashes in your car. Including a yard/tether stake with cable is a good idea for a dog.

  • muzzle: cage muzzle or soft collapsible muzzle are best. (A gauze roll can be temporary muzzle.) Practice putting muzzles on your pet during play time.

  • Two weeks’ supply of food and water: 1 gallon of water per day for 40 pound dog and 1 quart of water per day per cat. Rotate food and water every 3-6 months. Check manufacture’s expiration date. Put a spoon or scoop in with the food and store them in an airtight container. Include any special feeding instructions of your pet. A good source of water would be to fill a bath tub and sink with water in case service is disrupted.

  • Information onfeeding schedules, medical conditions, behavioral problems and name and number of vet if you have to board or place your animals in foster care.

  • Contact hotels and motels: outside your area that are animal friendly or would waive their pet policy during an emergency. Identify friends, relatives, kennels/barding facilities and veterinary clinics that your animals might be able stay with if there is a disaster.

  • Pet treats: include the kinds that your pet likes to reduce stress.

  • Animal beds and toys reduces stress and can be taken easily.

  • plastic garbage bags, grooming items, household bleach.

  • Buddy System: in case you’re not home when disaster strikes, ask a trusted neighbor to check on your animals. Exchange vet information and file a permission slip with the vet authorizing them to get emergency treatment for your animal if you cannot be located. Make sure your neighbor has a house key and is willing to take care of your pets. Make sure they are comfortable with your pets and understand their behavior under normal and stressful circumstances. Make sure they have met your pets prior to the disaster. Choose a specific location to meet if you are unable to return home after the disaster. They should also have another contact number to reach you if your designated meeting place is not available.Newport Beach cat care

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