When you are preparing your emergency supply kit, do not forget about the furred, feathered or scaled members of your family. Keep several days worth of food in your emergency kit, and a few extra treats. Emergencies are just as stressful on pets as they are on people, so be sure to have some tasty nibbles to help keep your pet calm.
Your pet also needs to have water during an emergency. Small dogs, large dogs, cats, kittens, birds, lizards, rabbits, snakes and hamsters all need differing amounts of water. Do some research online or ask your vet how much water your pet needs every day. Larger animals like dogs and cats will need more water than small animals like hamsters, and mammals will require more water than reptiles.
Take the other needs of your pet into account as well, such as medication and entertainment. Keep extra medication on hand when possible and keep a few indoor toys tucked away to keep your furry friend entertained should you both be trapped inside. For reptiles, be prepared to deal with a power outage. Have a backup plan should the electric heat gradient in the terrarium fail, especially in the winter. Extreme temperatures can easily be fatal for a reptile.