As we all continue to come to terms with the changes COVID 19 has made in our lives, sometimes our pets will also have unexpected change.
Your pet may need to be cared for and if this is the case you want to provide the carer of your pet with as much information as possible about the pet they will be looking after. It isn’t always possible to have a lengthy discussion with a carer particularly in times of an emergency.
It is useful to have a pet checklist ready which contains the relevant information that would be helpful for a carer. This is even more important when a discussion with the carer is not possible.
Having a written checklist is also a good reference point and eliminates the problem of forgetting information.
The carer may be someone known to you but this is not always the case. The more detail you can provide, the better for your pet and the carer. This will give you some peace of mind also.
If a family member is the carer or will be organizing the carer this will make it easier for them also.
Use this handy pet checklist to complete the information so that you have it at hand should it be needed in a hurry.
This is free download. If you have any suggestions for information to add to this list please leave a message in the comments.
Information For The Owner To Complete
There is space to add the information about your pet.
- Veterinarian Name and Contact details: Space to write the name/email/phone/and address details of your veterinarian.
- Pet owner Name and Contact details – Space to write your name/email/phone/address plus any contact details that the pet carer may need in your absence.
- Carer Name and Contact details – name/email/phone/address. This is for the carer to complete.
- Medical Information including allergies.
- Medications – Include dosage/ When administered/ How medications stored/ Any special instructions that relate to giving the pet medication.
- Non Prescription Medications – for example, flea drops – When and how the medication is administered.
- Pet Tag Information – What is the information on the pet tag? You may want to consider a temporary tag with carer information for the duration of your absence.
- Feeding Regime – Include the brand of food/ the time of day your pet is fed/ the amount given and where the feeding bowls etc are located.
- Age of your pet – Any information that is related to age, for example your pet may be hard of hearing.
- Sleeping – Where does your pet normally sleep? Does your pet have a pet bed?
- Grooming Basics – This will include any information that relates to grooming, for example, if your cat is a long haired breed it may need regular brushing
- Toys or comfort aids that your pet uses. Where are they located?
- Other information – for example, type of cat litter. Where to dispose the cat litter. Where is the cat litter stored? Will the carer be required to purchase more litter? Is the cat an inside cat only and so on.
Here is the download to the pdf