Don’t leave your pets behind.
Most pet owners agree that a pet isn’t just a furry animal to take up space. They aren’t just decoration. Our pets are our best friends. They’re family members. You may, at some point, be forced to confine your pets to shelter with your family. This is why, when you’re preparing your safe room, you should also make sure it’s situated with all the things you’ll need to keep your pet healthy and comfortable during your stay.
Pet First Aid Checklist
- “Fever” thermometer and petroleum jelly for lubrication
- Syringe (for medicines)
- Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting in the event of poison consumption)
- Various pertinent medicines
- Gauze, adhesive tape
- Nonstick bandages (never use human adhesive bandages on pets)
- Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison)
- Disposable gloves
- Antiseptic wipes
- Nail clippers
- Ear-cleaning solution
- Pen light
- Rubbing alcohol
As always, make sure you have a full stock of everything your veterinarian recommends. If your pet has low blood sugar, you may need to store corn syrup or glucose paste.