Knowing how to pack a dog survival kit is a very important skill for a dog owner. No one can predict just when and where a disaster can occur especially now when storms, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes just seem to be happening more frequently than before.
Preparing yourself for any type of calamity is a must but sometimes we tend to forget our pet’s needs, too. It is a common misconception that since a dog is just an animal they can survive even with the least amount of assistance during emergencies.
Although this is true in some points, our pets can also need some extraordinary care in some instances. There are some important things to keep in mind when packing this kit. First, it should be easy for you to find and carry when the need arises. Second, it should contain fresh or unexpired supplies and up-to-date information.
Lastly, it must be able to address any special need that your dog might have such as an allergy or a medical condition. The type of supplies that you may need can also vary depending upon the kind of emergency situation that you will most likely be in.
For example, if you are going on a hiking trip then your kit would likely contain fish hooks and flexible saws whereas this would seem unnecessary if you are living in the city and preparing for an earthquake.
Being in an emergency situation such as during earthquakes, storms and floods can be a very stressful situation for you, your family, and your dog. You can help ease your dog’s stress by preparing what your dog will need through a survival kit.
This way, they will not have to face the lack of essential elements such as food, water, and comfortable sleep in case these needs come in short supply or when you have to sleep in a shelter or out in the streets. Make sure that you also bring important documents such as certificates of vaccination just in case the shelter requires it from you.
Caring and looking out for your dog’s well-being during times of natural calamities is one of your responsibilities as their owner. Never leave your pet dog alone when have to move out of your home in these types of emergency situations as they cannot fend for themselves.
A lot of them can end up with injuries, malnutrition, diseases, or even death since they usually cannot judge whether they are getting into a dangerous situation or not. Prepare the things that they would need for these types of emergencies early on so that when disaster strikes, you can easily get yourself and your pet out into safety.