Disaster Preparedness for Cats

Good morning loyal readers today is medical day and instead of picking one issue, I thought I would write about disaster preparedness. You should always have some first aid supplies on hand as well as a carrier for each cat and a disaster plan.

You probably have most items in your home already that you would need for a cat injury. Here is a link to a great site with a list for you: http://www.petplace.com/cats/create-a-first-aid-kit-that-could-save-your-cats-life/page1.aspx?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FirstAid&utm_content=CL-20140629%20(1. I see there is one item I don’t have that I plan to get the next time I go to a drug store and that is Quikclot to stop bleeding. Amazon also has it available: http://www.petplace.com/cats/create-a-first-aid-kit-that-could-save-your-cats-life/page1.aspx?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FirstAid&utm_content=CL-20140629%20(1.

It is also a good idea to have enough pet carriers/crates to put your cats in should you have to evacuate for a fire, flood or other reason. I will admit that I have never had a fire drill, but I have thought about how I would deal with an emergency. I think if there is a fire, I am going down with the house unless I can get all 15 out safely. We don’t have 15 carriers, but we have 8 and 2 of them are big enough for 4 cats. I pray we never have to test this out.

One more safety precaution is to get a sticker/window cling for your windows listing how many pets are inside just in case the fire department ever needs to get them out. The ASPCA has a free sticker you can get, I have that link listed under my favorite links and I urge you to get one if you don’t already have one.

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