2-week supply of food (dry & canned)
2-week supply of water in plastic gallon jugs
Batteries (flashlight, radio)
Butterfly skin closures
Can opener (manual)
Copies of veterinary records and proof of ownership
Emergency contact list
Familiar items to make pets feel comfortable (favorite toys, treats, blankets)
Flashlight (a last minute grab could be the solar-powered lights you have in the front yard....not bright light, but it will be adequate for emergency use )
Gauze bandage roll
Instructions for pets care;
Diet: Record the diet for each individual animal, including what not to feed in case of allergies.
Medications: List each animal separately, including dose and frequency for each medication. Provide veterinary and pharmacy contact information for refills.
Leash, collar, harness (for each animal, plus spares)
Litter, litter pan, litter scoop & cleaning supplies for crates and/or litter boxes
Maps of local area and alternate evacuation routes (in case of road closures)
Muzzles (dog or cat)
Newspaper (bedding, litter)
Nonspill food and water dishes
Oral syringe (for medications or flushing out wound)
Paper towels, baby wipes
Radio (solar and battery operated)
Saline solution for eye washing
Spoon (canned food)
Stakes and tie-outs
Proof of ownership (Make copies of registration information, adoption papers, proof of purchase, and microchip information to store in the evacuation kit. List each one of your animals and their species, breed, age, sex, color, and distinguishing characteristics).
Pet photos (Keep current photographs of your animals in the evacuation kit for identification purposes. Consider preparing laminated "Lost Pet" signs with your animal's photo attached, your name, and your contact information to use in case your animal is lost).
You may want to include a photo of you with your pet, to help with proof of ownership.
A final task in being able to provide first aid is to know your dog'snormal temperature, respiration per minute and heart rate. The Red Cross has a short video providing instructions to assess a dog's health during a non-emergency situation. As the video points out, your dog cannot tell you what is wrong so it is up to you to provide appropriate care for his or her needs.