Emergency and First Aid Kit Checklist

Updated: 9/4/23

If recent events have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected — and to be as prepared as possible. The best way to protect your pets is to include them in your family’s emergency plan. Here is a checklist to help you get started.

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Pet Emergency Kit Checklist 

Category: Food & Water

  • 7-day supply of food in an airtight container
  • 3-day supply of water
  • Bowls, liquid dish soap, manual can opener

Category: Medication

  • At least a 2-week supply of medications
  • Dosage and administration instructions

Category: Documents (keep in a waterproof bag)

  • Microchip and license information
  • Veterinary records with vaccination history
  • Emergency contact list, including your veterinarian
  • Photo of your pet (preferably with you)

Category: Travel supplies

  • Carrier or crate with your contact information
  • Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash
  • Portable litter box and litter (for cats)
  • Favorite toys, travel bed

Category: First aid materials

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Adhesive tape, scissors, disposable gloves
  • Non-stick bandage/wrap
  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Saline solution
  • Instant cold pack
  • Towels and a blanket
  • Fast-acting digital thermometer
  • Styptic powder (stops minor bleeding)
  • Muzzle