It takes some planning to fill a Go Bag with all the basic essentials for everyone and specific things for the elderly, baby, and someone sick. Ideally, a Go Bag should also include an emergency kit for the pets.
As family members, pets should be part of your preparations for when disasters strike. The American Red Cross suggests that aside from non-perishable pet food and water provisions for at least three days, a pet's Go Bag should also include pet supplies such as collar, leash, ID, carrier and bowl.
* A first aid kit for your pet (ask your veterinarian what medical items to have)
* Medications your pet may be on (7-day supply)
* Towel (at least two)
* Plastic sheeting
* Old newspaper
* A tiny LED bulb that could be attached to collar
* Chew bone or a toy
* A copy of its owner's ID with contact numbers
If possible, keep all of the above in a waterproof case along with a copy of your pet's medical records. But best of all, try to have your pets micro-chipped for better chance of locating them if ever they get lost especially after a calamity or disaster.