Did you know in September 2021 the New ASPCA Survey Revealed that 83 Percent of Pet Owners Live in an Area Impacted by Disasters, Yet Less Than Half Have a Preparedness Plan in Place
As a responsible pet owner, it’s important to have a plan in place for evacuating with your furry friend in case of an emergency. When it comes to cats, the first step is to have a sturdy crate or carrier ready to transport them safely. Additionally, putting together an emergency go-bag with essential items will ensure your cat’s basic needs are met during the evacuation.
In your cat’s emergency go-bag, make sure to include food, water, bowls, litterbox litter and scoop, and basic first aid supplies. A slip lead is another great tool to have handy if your cat likes to hide. It’s also important to have a copy of your cat’s shot records and any medications they might be taking. If your cat has anxiety, consult with your veterinarian ahead of time for recommendations on how to keep them calm during the evacuation.
Once you have your cat’s emergency pack together, it’s crucial to mark your calendar to rotate the food and water based on the expiration date on the label. Pet Evac Pak uses 5-year shelf life Mayday food and water rations in all our cat pak’s.
Remember, remaining calm, staying informed, and being prepared is the best thing you can do for your pets during an emergency.