Evacuation Kits for Pets

Evacuation Kits for Pets

It seems timely with the start of this year with the bushfire disaster enveloping Australia, that we discuss how to organise an evacuation kit for your animals.

These kits should be made up and ready to go prior to an emergency so you are able to evacuate quickly without leaving anything important behind.

Here's what you should pack:

  • Pet First Aid Kit which should include bandages, dressings, swabs, antiseptic, saline, tape, scissors, tweezers, shock blanket, disposable gloves.  Good first aid kits can be bought from the RSPCA or Animal Welfare League or any good pet store.
  • Canned/Dried food with food bowls to last for 7 days in case you cannot return home immediately
  • Can opener and spoons
  • Bottled water to last for 7 days
  • Crate or pet carrier
  • Bedding and blankets
  • Towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Paper work to do with pet as well as vet details. You should also include a photo of each of your pets in case you get separated.
  • Details of the pet's microchip information.  This vital information needs to be kept up to date on the microchip records so please ensure you have recorded any changes in address or phone numbers.
  • Any medication your pets take
  • Flea/Tick prevention
  • Comfort items such as favourite toy or treats
  • Collars/harnesses and leads
  • For cats, you should include a litter tray and small amount of litter.
  • Poo Bags

We always hope we would never have to use the evacuation kit but it is best to be prepared!

Minipet is thinking of all the people who have lost homes and pets in the current bushfire crisis - much love to all.


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