Bug-Out Bags for Pets
Bug-Out Bags for Pets | Overstock? Bug-Out Bags for Pets Your emergency preparation plans aren't complete unless they include measures that will help keep your pets safe. It's important to create a bug-out bag with 72-hours' worth of important pet supplies, just like you should for the humans in your family. Here's how to put together a portable survival kit for your pet. Back to Top Crates & Carriers Bug-out bags should help you leave your home at a moment's notice. A portable dog crate or cat carrier will help you bring your pets with you to safety. The size should be appropriate for your animal's height and weight, but a travel carrier that is easy to carry and lightweight is optimal. Pet carriers can also double as the storage container for your pet's emergency supplies. Shop All Crates & Carriers Collars, Harnesses & Leashes Controlling your pet through a potentially dangerous situation is important to their safety and well being. Include a well-fitting harness, collar, and leash for your cat or dog to ensure your animal stays by your side and out of danger. Muzzles may also be needed to help restrain dogs that have behavioral issues or that become injured. Adding reflective material or a small bell to your pet's collar can also help keep track of them during an emergency. Be sure to include your current contact information on all of your pet's collars in case they do become separated from you. Shop All Collars, Harnesses & Leashes Food & Water Just like their human counterparts, bug-out bags for pets need three days' worth of food and water. How much of each will depends on your animal's size and breed. Cats generally will need 8 fluid ounces of water every day for every 10 pounds of body weight. Dogs will need an ounce of water per pound, per day. Food portions should be higher than a typical day's consumption to account for additional calories that may burned in an emergency situation. Water and food bowls will also be needed for your pet to eat and drink comfortably. For pet bug-out bags, lightweight travel bowls are best, and collapsible bowls will give you even more room for additional items. Along with your pet's food, don't forget treats that can help calm and motivate your animals while on the move. Shop All Feeders & Waterers Health & Sanitation Sanitation can be a big concern when it comes to emergency preparedness. Planning for your pets sanitary needs is a must. Include things like trash bags, pee pads, and a scoop or shovel to dispose of animal waste. First-aid supplies will also be needed in case your animal becomes injured. Be sure to include gauze, antiseptic spray, and rubber gloves. If your pet takes any medications, then also include a three day supply of each. Include a towel and blanket in your pet's bug-out bag to help your pet stay dry and warm; the blanket can double as a pet bed. Shop All Pet Health Supplies Toys & Distractions While your pets may be oblivious to an emergency situation, many animals will pick up on and react to their owners' stress levels. Be prepared for pets that could become nervous, anxious, or bored. Having your pet's favorite toy ready can help distract and exercise your pet along the way. Additional distractions, such as bones and chews for dogs or catnip and a brush for cats, can help your pet stay happy and under control, no matter what is going on around them. Shop All Pet Toys what shoppers are saying about pet carriers at overstock?