Disaster Essentials

PETS

Advice & gear to keep your pets safe in an emergency

When you're putting together a family emergency plan, consider this: Your pets are every bit as reliant upon you as a young child would be.

We've gone to experts in pet safety to get the best safety advice, including the ASPCA and the dog expert, Jeff Franklin, our resident canine guru. 

1. Pack water and dry food. Have them at the ready.

2. Make sure your cat or dog is drinking safe water. 

3. Mind your dog's feet! Pads are soft and easily damaged.

4. Keep your dog dry. When wet, get her dried off right away.

5. Heat kills. Dogs don't do well with direct sunlight or extended heat. Find shade!

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  1. PET ESSENTIALS The equipment you should have to keep your dog or cat safe.
     

  2. CARRYING METHODS The harnesses and pet carriers you should consider if you have to evacuate or take your pet on the road.

  3. PET ADVICE Stories and advice from pet experts

ANIMALS ARE FAMILY. THINK AHEAD TO KEEP THEM SAFE