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Old 11-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With the recent posting by MomtoRocky with the list of usable over the counter medications for our pets, my first thought was that I need to print it out, fill the list and add it to my pets bug out bag. Yes, while I wouldn't call us full fledged "Preppers", the current movement to always be prepared in case of an emergency did get us to gather items that we'd need in case of an emergency and place these things in bags and tubs in case we had to leave the house in a hurry, i.e. fire, tornados, floods and even earthquakes are a threat here in Tn.

With this in mind, I'm wondering if any other members have bug out bags and emergency first aid kits for their pets and if so, what they have in them?

We bought a PetPax emergency pet kit http://petsweekly.com/index.php/en/a...rgency-pet-kit to add to the dog's bug out bag and added a few things from around the house. I also rotate a full 50 lbs bag of kibble through our bug out box that I keep stored in my suburban once a month. Both my adult dogs have their own backpacks which are loaded with things like collapsible bowls, an extra leash, vet wrap and 4x4s, a 1 litter bottle of water, and a shrink wrapped supply of granola I made myself that both humans and dogs can consume. As soon as I'm able to dehydrate enough chicken and livers, I intend to add these to their list of items to grab out of the freezer on the way out the door.

I also intend to buy each pup their own backpacks but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe Santa will bring them their own packs for Christmas. I haven't gotten beyond walking 2 pups at once yet but I know in an emergency this isn't going to be practical so I'll have to continue working on this. I'll also need to add some type of tie out line for the pack which honestly just now occurred to me.

Anyways, long winded as I am, let's here from some of you about how you've prepared for your pets in case of an emergency.
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Get some butterfly bandaids for your crew.. helps with cuts and things and they work really well and very fast...
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Good idea... Should I add a small razor or battery operated clippers to cut the hair away prior to applying?
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with the short hair i didnt find need to shave the area first but depends on dog... I love the fact that if you clean and treat cut even if deep you can close it and within hours is fully closed.... but still woudl keep covered to heal....
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Thanks for the advice... I always just figured if it were an emergency and one of the dogs got wounded I'd clean it, apply antiseptic, a 4x4 and some vet wrap. Butterfly bandages sounds much more efficient.
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Something occurred to me last night as I was washing Tag's muddy feet off. In an emergency such as a tornado or earthquake, debris could be an issue. I was already thinking about getting shoes for them because cleaning 7 sets of feet during the winter months will be difficult. However, in an emergency, I certainly wouldn't be able to carry my babies over bad debris areas and adding shoes to the list for their bags just makes sense to me.

Also noticed not a lot of interest in this topic. Does that mean I'm crazy for having an emergency evacuation bag for my dogs or is this more of a thing ppl just don't want to think about? Or perhaps it's a topic already covered elsewhere that I haven't located yet? Really, I'm just looking to make sure I don't miss anything for my dog's safety and comfort in case of an emergency.
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I want the list that momtorocky posted. Can you repost?


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I kinda have one but mine is for people and pups all in one I have dehydrated food canned food gallons of water collapsible bowls space blankets and a huge medical supply bag everything from otc pain meds to band-aids of every kind and semi current antibiotics my doc is good to us and writes an all purpose scrip so I can have some on hand just in case a months worth of everybody's meds and 6 months of multi vitamins copy's of everybody's paperwork shot records birth certificates bank s.s. etc and all of my camping gear is stored with it too so its grab and go and I made sure it all fit in my car hatch LOL
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