As October comes to a close, multiple wildfires are raging across California. And for those who live in an area that's been affected or is at risk of being affected by a wildfire, you may have had to consider evacuating. Of course, your own safety and the safety of your loved ones is at the top of your list — which is why a pet emergency kit checklist is a must for anyone with furry family members.
Ideally, you can create a pet emergency kit checklist that meets their needs in advance, so that you aren't running around your home trying to pull things together in a dangerous or time-sensitive situation. Many of the suggestions mentioned below can apply to most types of pets (like food and water, for example), but you also might have to add some of your own requirements based off what type of animal you have, and what their specific needs are.
Ultimately, the goal of a pet emergency kit checklist isn't to add more hassle to your life. It's to help you get yourself and your loved ones safely out of harm's way, as quickly as possible. Here are all the things you should check off the list when planning a safe and efficient evacuation for your pet: