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The Practical Prepper
As I mentioned previously, my schedule has changed and I am unable to write new posts at this time. While I'm on hiatus, we're re-running the earlier posts from The Practical Prepper. Thank you for your patience and your continued readership!
Being self-reliant means being prepared for a reasonable range of disasters or emergency situations. But, that preparedness involves more than just taking care of yourself — it also means looking out for your family too. Of course, it's important to remember the furry members of your family in your planning. Below are some things that we've done for prepping for our dogs, but most of the information would apply to cats as well.
While the above list is very helpful, you may also find it helpful to check out this article from Pet Sitters International about creating a Disaster Plan for your pet. This article expands on what to consider for your Pet Preparedness Kit, and it also walks you through some things and situations to consider before an emergency occurs.
We also have a good article on pet preparedness over at the Self-Reliant Info blog.
Don't forget to have a good first aid reference manual for your specific type of pet. There are many pet first aid books available on Amazon.com ; I've used the American Red Cross' Pet First Aid: Cats & Dogs since it first came out, and it's a very useful book. It doesn't replace a qualified veterinarian, of course, but it will definitely help in an emergency.
Have you had any experience with pets and disasters? How did you prepare?
Believing that preparedness and self-reliance are key to individual freedom, Atticus Freeman is the founder of the Self-Reliant Info blog, in addition to authoring The Practical Prepper weekly blog here on Farm Dreams. Thanks for reading!
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