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Old 12-21-2008, 02:53 AM   #1
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Common Food Storage Mistakes - Providing for Pets
Many people when planning their food storage forget to provide adequate supplies for their pets. Your pets will need food and water in the event of an emergency. Make sure to include adequate supplies to meet the needs of your pets.

Your pets may also need special medications in addition to food and water. They may also need some form of portable shelter, bedding materials and harnesses or leashes. It is easier to have these items ahead of time in the event of an emergency.

You may also have other types of pets with special needs such as birds or fish in an aquarium. The main thing to remember is to keep those items you will need to properly care for your pets available at all times and in sufficient quantities should necessary pet supplies become scarce in a disaster or emergency situation.

Remember, your pets depend upon you as much as you depend on them. Donít forget to include their needs as part of your food storage program.

Staying above the water line!

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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The forgotten victims

Every year natural disasters or war wreak havoc on millions of people and their environment. The human tragedy of these incidents is well documented, but less known is the plight of animals: all too often, they are the forgotten victims.

When people's properties are destroyed, animals homes often disappear too. Wild animals face the prospect of having to flee their home habitat to survive, whilst domesticated animals are at grave risk of remaining trapped and abandoned without food or water on farms, in people's homes, or even at zoos.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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Common Food Storage Mistakes - Providing for Pets
Many people when planning their food storage forget to provide adequate supplies for their pets. Your pets will need food and water in the event of an emergency. Make sure to include adequate supplies to meet the needs of your pets.

Your pets may also need special medications in addition to food and water. They may also need some form of portable shelter, bedding materials and harnesses or leashes. It is easier to have these items ahead of time in the event of an emergency.

You may also have other types of pets with special needs such as birds or fish in an aquarium. The main thing to remember is to keep those items you will need to properly care for your pets available at all times and in sufficient quantities should necessary pet supplies become scarce in a disaster or emergency situation.

Remember, your pets depend upon you as much as you depend on them. Donít forget to include their needs as part of your food storage program.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/
Tks for this post....its good idea to remind people about their pets. I have seen all to many times, pets left behind in natural disasters, with no food etc. so sad. Good quality dog/cat food is a must. Keep a few extra bags in a cool area. Tinned food also is helpful. I feed my little guy raw food in am and dried kibble in the pm. So I always make a batch of raw food & store in freezer....got my kennel, harness & leash, toys etc.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
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Anyone have a good recipe for dried cat food? Most of the dried food today has oils, which doesn't keep well over time. I can store canned, but I have one cat who really prefers the dry. (it's rare for her to eat her serving of canned, usually one of the other two will eat it during the day).
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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My canine children, Jack and Baby, will eat and drink before I do. They are my soulmates and I would walk through fire for them. Thanks for the reminder in preparing ahead for our "animal" counterparts. They are our teachers and our better halves. (IMO)
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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Also a reminder that during a natural disaster such as an earthquake animal tend to panic..I was in the Northridge earthquake, and the animals just ran everywhere. They had to start shelters for loose animals all over the place.

So keep an eye on your pets, and don't give them the chance to run..when in a panic, no matter how much they love you, they will run.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #7
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My canine children, Jack and Baby, will eat and drink before I do. They are my soulmates and I would walk through fire for them. Thanks for the reminder in preparing ahead for our "animal" counterparts. They are our teachers and our better halves. (IMO)
Barky Obama eats what we eat. The cats are more discriminating....
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #8
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so true Brook....I will run after them as they may be wiser on where to go! lol.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #9
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Excellent post!
My 2 puddies have loads of bikkies/tins/pouches - they won't be so fussy in future. They also eat leftovers and are good hunters (except 1 cat has only 3 teeth left - but he's still good at hunting)
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:16 PM   #10
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The first thing that would come to my mind when preparing for a critical situation is cat food.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #11
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Remember if things get really really bad you can always eat your pet
Better that your pet feeds your children than they die.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:22 PM   #12
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:08 PM   #13
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Well if it was a case of me or tiddles surviving I don't fancy tiddles chance
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:28 PM   #14
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HaHa Swanny, hmmm, I'd teach tiddles how to hunt!, so tiddles won't have to become tiddles roast! LOL!
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:35 PM   #15
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C'mon Swanny, could ya really?

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:42 PM   #16
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I reckon I could eat a cat but not my dog.
Dogs aren't pets they are members of the family.
The cat would probably have buggered off before things got that bad anyway
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:49 PM   #17
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HaHaHa, I'm just trying to make ya feel bad LOL! HaHa

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:52 PM   #18
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pwease dont eat me
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:59 PM   #19
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BwaHaHaHa and LOL! Too, Doh!
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #20
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HaHaHa, I'm just trying to make ya feel bad LOL! HaHa

Please dont BBQ me
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:14 PM   #21
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I just found this
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cats can be infected with many types of parasites, which can be passed on to humans if they eat an infected animal.
Best not to eat tiddles then
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:30 PM   #22
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Heck, we feel that way about our chickens!

We have way too many roosters, but I just can't bring
myself to do it. This year we have about six and only want
to keep two.

We will when the time comes (and have), we just aren't
in any hurry.

They are a food source and our pets. Go figure. Our goal
is to give them a very good life, and five bad minutes. But
we never feel good about it.

There are two hens looking in the patio door as I write this.
The mooches! They don't care for the snow.


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Old 12-22-2008, 12:42 AM   #23
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One more....LOL!

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:45 AM   #24
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Or it could be the other way around!!!!!!!

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:50 AM   #25
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This might be tempting on an empty stomach

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