10 ITEMS TO PREP FOR YOUR PETS

When we get busy storing supplies, reading survival books, and honing our survival skills, it’s easy for us to forget about their pets. But if a major disaster occurs, you’ll want to make sure your pets are healthy and taken care of so you can concentrate on other things. 

Most people assume they can just feed their pets human food if they have to, but animals have different nutritional needs. And there other considerations besides food. Here are a few things you should gather for them and put into a pet bugout pack.

​1. FOOD

2. CAN OPENER

3. FOOD & WATER BOWLS

Start with at least a two-week supply, then build from there. How long it lasts depends on what you get. Your pet food will last a lot longer if you buy the good stuff from a pet store and avoid the imported stuff found at places like Walmart. Most dog and cat food is high in fat which means it will turn rancid after the “best by” date, so for long-term storage consider getting airtight containers and oxygen absorbers. Also, remember that canned food lasts longer than dry food.
You should have one of these for yourself, anyway. Just a reminder.
It’s good to have some extra bowls, especially the collapsible kind that don’t take up much space.

4. EXTRA WATER

5. DENTAL CARE TOOLS

6. FLEA & TICK TREATMENT 

For pets, the only thing you need is Petzlife spray. This stuff removes tarter and kills gingivitis. I also recommend a good tooth brush and chew sticks as well.For pets, the only thing you need is Petzlife spray. This stuff removes tarter and kills gingivitis.
Collars, sprays, and flea & tick shampoo. There are also recipes to make these sprays with essential oils and they are located in the essential oil s section.
Again, you should have this for yourself, but it wouldn’t hurt to set several gallons aside in addition to your regular drinking water.

7. MEDICINE 

​8. EXTRA COLLARS & LEASHES

Make sure to have extra of any prescription medications your pet takes. Make sure to also have things like dewormer, allergy medicine, and extra medical supplies. 
Make sure you have extra leashes and collars for your pets. You never know when they might break or become lost. Make sure that they are of a durable material.

9. PET CLOTHES & SHOES

10. GROOMING SUPPLIES

Make sure to have extra clothes to put on your pets. If your cold they are cold as well. It is also wise to have footwear for your dog in case of extreme cold or broken glass & rubble. 
I would make sure to have brushes, clippers, and files. Broken nails can hinder your pets ability to function and an unkempt pet is more apt to get disease. I would make sure any soaps are unscented. 
Remember friends our pets look to you, their owner, to prepare for them. In my family my pets are just like my children and I care very deeply for them. I want to encourage you to prep for your pets so they don't become another casualty when the SHTF. Stay safe friends and remember it's not a matter of if, but when.