Emergencies and disasters can happen when we least expect it. Prepare for the unexpected by creating a disaster kit for your pets, learning basic first aid, and knowing where you can take your pet if you need to evacuate. Equine and large animal owners should also create disaster preparedness plans.
In the event of an earthquake, fire, accident, or other emergency, it may be necessary for you to provide first aid to your pet. Pet first aid is immediate and temporary care given to your injured pet until it can be taken to a veterinarian for more definitive medical care and attention.