Pet Owner Hurricane Preparedness

Fort Lauderdale Pet Sitter hurricane warningSouth Florida hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.  It is wise to have a disaster plan for keeping your family safe but what about a disaster plan for your pet? Let’s talk about pet owner hurricane preparedness.

Every pet needs be outfitted with an identification tag which includes:

  • Owner’s name and Address
  • Name of Pet
  • Phone Number

Having an identification sheet for your pets can also be helpful. Be sure to include a current picture and your pets’ favorite hiding places, especially if you have cats and finally your pet’s veterinarian contact information. This information could be very helpful in locating a lost pet. It is also wise to have an emergency kit prepared.

Pet Owner Hurricane Preparedness Pet Kit

  • Dry or canned food (one weeks worth)
  • Bottled water
  • Bowls, one for food and one for water
  • Leash and collar – I suggest a harness or choke collar. More than likely the dog will be frightened and this will help control them.
  • Blanket
  • Pillow cases are great for transporting cats or other small pets
  • Muzzle, this will come in handy if your dog is injured
  • Current photo of you and your pet in the event you get separated

Pet Owner Hurricane Preparedness Emergency Kit

  • Gauze Pads or rolls
  • Adhesive Tape (1” roll)
  • individually-Wrapped Sanitary Napkins (for bleeding control)
  • Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Neosporin
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Saline Solution
  • Q-tips
  • gloves
  • Zip lock plastic bags

Pet owner hurricane preparedness is a must. There are so many things to tend to and think about when a hurricane is on the way. Being proactive and prepared is the way to go.

A pet owner hurricane preparedness kit is not only for hurricanes. The weather conditions have been so strange lately this applies to any natural disaster. As always we hope for a quiet and inactive hurricane season.

For more information visit the Red Cross website.


  1. Nick Bella says

    great info

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