Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day. And while a fire is an emergency there are other times we also need to make sure we have what our dogs need if we have to leave home quickly.

We hope emergencies won’t happen and while we typically don’t weather events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes, we do get blizzards, flash floods, and other things that could be an issue.

Always be prepared. In addition to paper copies of your pet’s medical records add an electronic copy to your phone or the cloud. Some people choose to have a go bag in the trunk and then add things like food and medication later on.

We hope you’ll never need the things on this list but it is a good reminder.