Morgan Rogue 08.07.23
When it comes to preparedness and general safety, our pets can often be forgotten. We take care of them everyday, of course, but for some reason it seems difficult to prep for them.
It’s not all that difficult, to be honest. It’s the same with animals as it is with people. What do they eat? Store that. They’ll need comfort and water and somewhere to go to the bathroom and everything else we’ll need.
In addition, they’ll need first aid. This is one area that is absolutely forgotten about when it comes to humans and animals. Dogs specifically are really good at hiding pain, so we have to be extra aware of what is going on with them and how to resolve it.
Basic first aid is what we need to focus on when it comes to animals. Because they can’t speak to us, unless you’re a vet, basic first aid is really all we’re able to do because we don’t have the labs or x-rays or anything else necessary to help an animal. So sometimes we just have to observe and do our best to help them the very best that we can.
Outside of that, we can easily take care of their basic needs by getting together a comprehensive emergency kit.
The Canine Emergency Kit by RuffnReady helps to prepare our doggo companions for their basic emergency preparedness needs.
Here’s what the Canine Emergency Kit includes:
- Tactical Pack
- First aid kit
- Alcohol wipes (4)
- Gauze pads (3)
- Bandage roll
- Emergency blanket (1)
- Water bowl (1)
- Food bowl (1)
- Multiuse Leash
- Sealable bag for dog food (1)
- Roll of waste bags (15 bags)
This is a good start for an emergency kit. This isn’t meant to be a personalized kit for your specific dog. From here, we can personalize it with what our specific dog will need or want during an emergency.
I really like that it comes with the tactical pack as I can easily attach it to the roll bar of our Jeep or to the outside of my bug out bag so we can always have it easily accessible.
If your dog is big enough and capable enough to carry their own gear, they can wear a tactical vest and this can be attached to that vest easily.
Here’s what I would add to it:
- Water bottle or water bags
- Couple days worth of food
- A favorite toy
- Any medication they may need
- Booties for hot pavement and/or booties for winter weather
- Small fleece blanket
- More bandage rolls, as I have found these have come in handy the absolute most when it comes to dog wound care
You’ll want to inventory every 6 months or so and make sure to trade out the food and treats to make sure there’s a fresh supply in there at all times. Dog food and treats can go rancid very quickly, I would say that 12 months is about the absolute max that dog food and dog treats should be stored anywhere. I would keep them in zipper bags so they can be easily accessed and the bags can also be used to hold trash.
The Canine Emergency Kit by RuffnReady is a great starter kit to get your dogs prepared for any emergency or disaster whether you’re at home or on the go. For $69.95, go check it out today and get your dog prepared!