You just don’t know when an emergency scenario may strike—that’s why it’s important to be prepared! Use these tips from a Glendale, AZ veterinarian to assemble your pet’s very own emergency preparedness kit.
The bulk of your kit will be made up of first-aid supplies. This includes gauze, bandages, adhesive medical tape, scissors, soft towels, a pet thermometer, tweezers, nail clippers, a pet-safe disinfectant, and several pairs of latex gloves for hand protection.
Should you have to visit an unfamiliar vet’s office, animal shelter, or emergency facility, medical records can be a great help. In a waterproof plastic bag, pack proof of ownership, proof of vaccinations, and records of any recent medical work your pet has had done or documentation of conditions they manage.
If a natural disaster or some other scenario forces you and you’re pet to stay away from home for a while, it’s a good idea to have some long-term essentials packed in your kit. This may include canned food (don’t forget a can opener!), water bottles, blankets, a few spare toys, a leash, and a collar.
Would you like help assembling your pet’s kit? Contact your Animal Hospital Glendale, AZ.