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Preparing Your Pets for Disasters: The Bug-Out Bag PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tammy Souch   
Monday, 23 January 2012 21:36

Whether it's due to fire, a flood, or a zombie apocalypse, the minds of many turn to preparing for disaster. Some may have a stockpile of canned goods and water, and others may have gone so far as to have a “bug-out” plan – including a separate bag designed that can be grabbed the moment it’s needed, a vehicle or other means of transportation always kept at the ready, and a location chosen to “bug out” to ahead of time. But even if you don’t believe disaster is imminent, having a “bug-out” or “go” bag is a very good idea in case evacuation becomes necessary for any reason.

So what is a bug-out plan? Simply put, having a bug-out plan means you have whatever you need to survive for 48-72 hours at the ready in a moment’s notice. Please note the word survival. Bugging out is all about getting out, and getting out as fast as you can – comfort is the lowest priority here. Preparing to bug out is completely different than planning for long-term survival, so please keep that in mind as you read this article.

While it’s important for you to prepare you and your human family for the possibility of having to leave your home in a hurry, we’re going to focus on getting your pets ready. We'll be covering the basics for pets, but for more detailed information on creating bug-out bags for humans, follow the links below.

If you have a larger dog, they can carry their own pack filled with the items essential to their survival. If not, then you’ll need to either pack a separate bag with those items, or include them in your own bug-out bag. Make sure the pack fits well and that your pet can handle the weight. This is important if you ever do need to "bug out" quickly. In addition to the items below, it is important to keep a copy of your pet's vaccination records and registration in case you need to gain access to a shelter.

If you have a small pet (cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, or any others), we suggest you check out the MountainSmith K9 Cube for an easy "grab and go" bag.

Here’s our list of items you should have in your pet’s bug-out supplies:

Water

This is the most vital piece of preparation. The amount of water your pets will need depends on a large number of variables: breed, size, diet, weather, illnesses, etc. While you want to bring as much water as possible, if you have to bug out on foot, it gets pretty heavy and takes up a lot of room. A good rule of thumb is to have half a gallon of water per pet, per day.

If your dog will be carrying their own pack, you’ll want to get them used to wearing it now. Start slowly by taking walks with an empty pack, and gradually build to where they’re carrying their own supply of water with ease. Again, with smaller dogs, you’ll have to carry it for them. Packs should weigh NO MORE than 20% of your dog's weight.

Don’t forget a collapsible bowl! Pack one for each pet. They don’t take up a lot of space. Some packs (such as the RuffWear Palisades Pack Dog Backpack) come complete with water skins built into the pack.

Food

Pack a three-day supply of food.  Dry food is best because it’s lighter than canned food. If for any reason you must bring canned food, make sure you include a manual can opener. We love The Honest Kitchen (our food of choice) because the meals are prepackaged, easy to store, and lightweight. (Currently, they are offering a Free Sample Bundle!) Extra bonus: Since they are human-grade, it's something we could eat as well if we really needed to do so - and in an emergency, you never know.

Your pets will naturally be upset about any major disruption to their schedule, so it's good to have a natural calmant on hand (we suggest the LICKS ZEN calmant for dogs and cats since they are individually packaged, all-natural, have a long shelf life, and work amazingly well). Also, you'll want to consider adding a packet or two of a  DIGESTION aid and/or Multi-Vitamin Aid. We have found both to be very incredibly helpful in calming upset tummies and ensuring that your pets are getting complete nutrition at every meal - regardless of how much they eat. (Save 10% off order and receive free shipping from LICKS by using coupon code: PETSWEEKLY)

ID

Make sure you have a copy of your pet's vaccination records, microchip identification (the tag number), and a recent photo of your pets. Shelters, animal rescues, and evacuation transportation will require that you have these pieces of identification. It will also go a long way towards making sure you get your pets back in case you're separated.

Supplies

Clothing: Depending on your climate, you may need a jacket or vest for your pets. This will help keep them safe from insects, inclement weather, and more.

Boots or Socks: We also suggest a good pair of boots if your pets will be carrying their own supplies. If your pet will be carried rather than walk alongside you, the jacket only needs to keep them warm. But, if they’ll be walking, make sure the jacket and boots are sturdy enough to protect them from burrs, sticks, rocks, and anything else that might cause irritation to their fur, skin, or paws.

Muzzle: Remember that most places will not allow you on a bus or into a shelter without a muzzle. This is why we suggest you get your dogs accustomed to wearing a muzzle. Our favorite is the Baskerville Rubber Ultra Muzzle

Leash: You MUST have a leash and strong collar or harness. Our favorite leash is Kurgo Quantum 6-in-1 Dog Leash , which allows you to walk your pets hands-free.

First Aid Kit

Build your own, or buy a pre-packaged kit. Include a supply of any medications or supplements and a copy of their vet records. Click here for a list of items you might want to include in your pet’s first aid kit. We recommend keeping the pet and human first aid kits separate to avoid confusion.

Shelter

If your pet won’t be able to walk on its own, get a soft-shelled carrier and strap it to your bag. Practice putting your pet in the carrier (use lots of treats) repeatedly until they no longer get stressed by the activity.

Make sure there will be enough room in the shelter you prepare for yourself (see the links above) to house all of your pets – including the ones in carriers.

Clean up

If you have to bug out, picking up your dog’s poop won’t be high on your list of priorities, but bring along a small container of cat litter. If there are any accidents in their carrier, in the car, or wherever else, you can use the cat litter to absorb the mess. Also place ten paper towels in a plastic zipper bag and shove them in with your supplies wherever they’ll fit.

While the idea of planning for disaster may be as agreeable to you as writing your will, it’ll give you more peace of mind knowing that you and all of your family – pets included are prepared.  With a little work now, you could be saving your pet’s life if the unthinkable ever happens.

What about you? Do you have any plans on what to do with your pets if you’re forced to evacuate? Tell us your tips and ideas below.


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