We all think "that won't happen near me" - yet it can - and when it does, you'll want to be prepared.
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This means keeping our dogs prepared as well, and Why We Wag has got pet parents covered with their Emergency Bug Out Dog Pack.
Did You Know?
A bug-out bag is a portable kit that normally contains the items one would
require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster,
however some kits are designed to last longer periods of time.
Do you have a bug-out bag for yourself? I don't, and I admit I am guilty of the "that won't happen near me" train of thought. However, I now have an emergency bag for my dogs, so that's a start, right?
The Why We Wag Emergency Bug Out Pack, designed as a 72 hour survival kit for dogs, is not only convenient, but a must-have for any dog parent. Whether you need to evacuate during a national disaster, or have a family emergency that requires you to bring your dog to a friend's house, the kit is designed to grab and go.
The backpack that houses Why We Wag's kit is a standard saddle-style dog backpack in a pretty shade of blue with grey accents. It is available in two sizes: Medium to fit 27" - 31" and Large to fits 32" - 50" (we received the medium).
The pack has several padded spots, which I really like, and the straps are adjustable in several locations. This allows for a good overall, comfortable fit for most dogs.
The pack also features a secure D-ring for leash attachment and a grab handle, as well as several loops which you can clip carabiners to for extra supplies. We clipped the included portable dish to the outside of ours.
As you can see, Penny really enjoys sporting a backpack. I think it's part of her working mentality - she seems to know she's doing a job, even if it was just a photo shoot in this case.
If your dog isn't quite sure about wearing a backpack, start slowly by putting it on her empty for small periods of time. When the time comes that she must carry her own load, you will want the pack to be familiar to her and not add to the stress of an emergency evacuation.
Emergency Bug Out Pack includes:
- Dog backpack
- First Aid Kit (it's a small human size one - you may wish to expand on the items included)
- Hot Spot Treatment
- Meal Replacement Bar (the website description shows 2, however we received only 1 in our kit)
- Poop Bags in a flashlight holder
- Portable food/water dish
- Small toy for comfort
Overall, I think the Emergency Bug Out Pack is a great idea and provides a solid foundation for an emergency kit for single-dog households. I would add several additional items to my kit, such as:
- a second food/water dish
- pet friendly wipes
- blank pet tags and a marker (for a temporary phone # and address)
- my dog's medications and/or supplements
- a chew bone or antler
- small bags of my dog's regular kibble
- a tennis ball or another favorite toy
- an extra LED flashlight or headlamp
If you have multiple dogs, you might consider getting each dog their own pack, or simply keeping a separate bag with extra items nearby.
I love having a Bug Out Pack for my dogs and keeping them prepared (even if I still need to put one together for myself)! How about you... are you ready to be prepared?
The folks at Why We Wag want you to be prepared and are giving a Bug Out Pack to one lucky winner!
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