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Well hello everyone! Im new to the forum and still learning my way around it. I was wondering if anyone has made a list or has posted what they have in thier doggy go/bug out bag? I typed it in the search but nothing came up. I thought for sure that there would be a list for the dogs under the "Strictly Bug Out Bags" but I guess not. Im a huge animal lover and I just couldnt image bugging out without my dog. I started making my own Go Bag for him but Im getting kind of lost on what else he will need beside food,water,toys,treats and a blanket. I realize that he will need a first aid kit but I think im just goin to buy one for the pet store so I know everything is safe to use on him. I could really use some help!! : )
 

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I have one... Here are some things you might not have thought of and why I have them.

Paniers - so your dog can carry its own gear
Food dishes - keeps the food clean and off the ground... no smell... won't attract other critters or leave a trace for others to find
Muzzle - sometimes you need to keep your dog quiet so it won't give you away, plus, if you meet up with others, they may not trust your dog and this may allow you to walk freely among them
Short leash - keep control of your dog in "tight" spots, plus... keeps control if you meet up with others
Long cordage - tie it across your camp and hook the dogs leash to it... lets your dog patrol your whole camp but keeps it from running off
Tweezers - for ticks or thorns/splinters in paws
Nail clippers - keep nails short... especially dew claws that can grow long enough to rub/cut into the other toes/pads
Hair brush - if you are in the wild for a bit... your dog is bound to get burrs and other crap in it's fur
Silent dog whistle - start training your dog to obey... then use it in the field (by the way... you should teach two different "stay" commands. One is stay and come when I call you. The other is stay, remain quiet, and don't move no matter what I do or say until I give the release command. The last one will keep your dog hidden in even the worst situations. You might also consider changing what words you use to command your dog. Use another language... or better yet... pick random words that no one could guess. Military Working Dogs are trained the same way.
Sulfadene - a skin treatment for dogs. Works on humans as well... but skin issues are your most likely issue (not counting mechanical injuries, gunshots, or fights with other animals)

Hope that helps.
 

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There's no way I would bug out anywhere without my dog, I value her life more than most humans, and I'm fully aware of how evil that is...
I completely agree haha I would never bug out without my dog, and yes, I would do anything to keep her safe because even though she's a dog, she's still a part of the family. :)
 

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Thank you so much! Thats a great list. My dog is still a pup so I can probably get him to learn a few unusual commands that other people will not know to use. My biggest worry is the barking. I dont like to "hush" my dog to much at home bc he is just doing his job by protecting our home and the people in it when people are walking by. Although he doesnt bark unless someone/something get to close to the house. I would rather have a few bark here and there then a lazy couch potato who doesnt give it a 2nd thought. Also i dont want him to think its wrong to protect us if someone or something did happened. I cant believe i didnt think of the silent whistle thats a great idea! Cant wait to get to walmart and petco to get some of these things. But one thing is forsure I could never leave my dog behind no matter what. My husband and I dont have kids yet and my pup is basically my child and I love him like one <3 No one could ever love me as much as my dog lol My husband is the runner up tho ahhaahaha lol jk
 

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A set of dog neoprene booties might be a good idea. in case you are walking through some area with a lot of debris and such the booties with protect from cuts and such.
 

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Booties or leather wraps are also great for ice-crusted snow. Doggy pads are tough but can still get cut.


DSMgirl... The muzzle is for those occasions when you have to control barking.
 

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Neoprene dog boots are a great idea. Thorns, broken glass, rusty nails, etc., all are abundant after a natural disaster. A good dog hunting vest is also a good idea -- protects their chest and belly area when running through brush or briars, and cushions their skin if they are packing their own food and water, bowls, and medicinals.

I'd skip the treats and toys - if you are roughing it, give your bones to him/her to gnaw on after meals.

You want to include pain relievers in your dog's kit - ask your vet for a week's supply, or more. Towels work better for bedding, can also be bandages if need arises. And a long leash -- 30 feet training leads work best. Along with the short leash for loading, close control.

A dog in the woods is worth four men.
 

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Booties or leather wraps are also great for ice-crusted snow. Doggy pads are tough but can still get cut.

DSMgirl... The muzzle is for those occasions when you have to control barking.
^ I know I need to get one, and know he will hate it but It could be something that saves our lives : )
 

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I know for sure i have to get some of the stuff to clean his ears out with bc when he get wet or its humid he starts itching his ear and crying. And when ur trying to hid or keep quite cryaing dog is not something you want.
 

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We have BOB's for both animals (cat and dog) consisting of first aid, food and water for at least three days, and collapsible bowls for both animals. Also included are tweezers, a flea comb, a copy of records from the vet, a couple duplicates of their favorite toys, extra collars and leashes (with names of pet and contact info.) and a couple of treats for each. The food and water gets rotated out just like I would for myself and my wife, and I have also taken the initiative to make sure to have both animals micro chipped in case we are separated as well as current pictures of each. There's also a small cat litter pan and cat litter for obvious sanitary reasons, especially if we have to grab a room some where.

The dog has his own backpack that he's comfortable wearing it, and the cat has his own bag

Animals are just as sensitive to change and stress as humans are and probably more so, and being that I'm an animal person I want to make sure that I do everything I can to make them as happy and comfortable as I possible.

I try to keep in mind that I'm more likely to have to leave my house (right now anyway) because of storms or floods than because of a world WROL, and when my wife and I leave we are leaving by car, not by foot.
 

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We have BOB's for both animals (cat and dog) consisting of first aid, food and water for at least three days, and collapsible bowls for both animals. Also included are tweezers, a flea comb, a copy of records from the vet, a couple duplicates of their favorite toys, extra collars and leashes (with names of pet and contact info.) and a couple of treats for each. The food and water gets rotated out just like I would for myself and my wife, and I have also taken the initiative to make sure to have both animals micro chipped in case we are separated as well as current pictures of each. There's also a small cat litter pan and cat litter for obvious sanitary reasons, especially if we have to grab a room some where.

The dog has his own backpack that he's comfortable wearing it, and the cat has his own bag

Animals are just as sensitive to change and stress as humans are and probably more so, and being that I'm an animal person I want to make sure that I do everything I can to make them as happy and comfortable as I possible.

I try to keep in mind that I'm more likely to have to leave my house (right now anyway) because of storms or floods than because of a world WROL, and when my wife and I leave we are leaving by car, not by foot.
Im not totally sure what I'm preparing for; weather, nukes, economy crash. I dont know I just trying to be as ready as possible lol. But that you for your list! And I hope you, your family and house it ok.
 
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