July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day, and we at Kriser’s thought this was a perfect time to remind our friends and family how to keep our pets safe in a pinch. Whether it’s a forest fires, hurricanes, flooding, tornados or any other natural disaster, we want to help you get an emergency kit ready for your furry family, just like you (hopefully) have for the humans in your Pack.
Here are our top 10 items you’ll want to consider having in a safe place.
- FREEZE-DRIED or AIR DRIED FOOD: light, portable and can be fed even without water in a pinch to help keep your pet’s diet healthy even in stressful times. Some options: Primal, Stella & Chewy’s and Ziwi Peak.
- BOTTLED WATER: your pets will need to drink too! Make sure you through extra bottles in.
- CANNED FOOD: specifically ones with pull top lids (like Evanger’s) for easy moist feeding.
- FLEA & TICK TREATMENT: Try a spray like Richard’s Organics, which can help keep the buggies away in damp or dry conditions
- AN EXTRA LEASH, COLLAR/HARNESS AND NAME TAG: if you have to bolt in a flash, make sure your pet can stay safe, and be returned to you if you get separated. Have an extra Red Dingo one tag just in case!
- PORTABLE BOWLS: look for the collapsible ones to take up less space. Your Kriser’s Pack Member can show you where they are.
- WASTE BAGS: an extra roll is always good to have on hand. Doggie Walk Bags duffel-style holders come with a carabiner so you’re sure not to lose it in your haste.
- CALMING AIDS: LICKS Pill Free Zen is an easy-to-dose option – in both dog and cat formulas – to help calm those frayed furry nerves in an emergency
- CHEWS or TOYS: have something on hand to keep your dog busy and distracted from fear. Himalayan Chews, Bionic Toys or something equally as tough are good options to distract!
- A CRATE or CARRIER: if it fits in your car or safe place, this is a great thing to have. A lot of shelters require pets to be crated to enter. Check out the Sherpa carrier. You could even store all of these other things inside of it!
Don’t forget to check your kit every few months and change out the perishable items to ensure your stockpile stays fresh. And here’s hoping you never need to use it.