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Tue Jun 19, 2018, 05:57 PM

Caring for pets during frugal times

Many of us have pets and giving them proper care is something to consider and plan for for times when things just go to crap.

For every 10 lbs of weight, A dog needs about 8.5 to 17 ounces of fresh water per day.

A cat needs about 2-4 ounces of fresh water per day. But if you are only feeding it dry food, it may need more then that to stay hydrated.

For cat people, along with water and cat food, cat litter should be included in an pre-stocked emergency supply.

And don't forget about any medications your pet(s) are taking .

For those who like to feed wild birds, supplies for them might be a considerations one shouldn't just stop feeding birds in the winter as they may have a tough time finding other sources of food when the weather is harsh.

Pets, and wild animals if one feeds them, need to be included in one's emergency plan. If a person wants or has 30 days of supplies on hand for themselves and family, then there should also be 30 days of supplies for the pet.

Those who have farm animals need to factor them in too in any emergency plan.

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Kaleva Jun 2018 OP
safeinOhio Jun 2018 #1
yonder Jun 2018 #3
safeinOhio Jun 2018 #4
yonder Jun 2018 #5
Sherman A1 Jun 2018 #2
Kaleva Jun 2018 #6

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:05 PM

1. I eat fresh road kill

and the dogs and cat think it's a treat.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:24 PM

3. George?....George Hayduke...is that you?

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Response to yonder (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:29 PM

4. Breaks my heart to shoot a wild animal and

I hate to see roadside kill go to waste.. win, win.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:51 PM

5. +1

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:19 PM

2. Although I do not have pets by choice

As I do not want to expend the time or resources to do so, I respect the choice others make to have them. I appreciate your post and think that it is both interesting and informative.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 07:05 PM

6. I find the subject of emergency prepardness to be an interesting one

And there are many groups here at DU which dovetail quite nicely into it. Frugal Living, Gardening, Outdoor Life, Rural Living, DIY, and so on. Without even thinking much on it, a number of things I do already make me better prepared for short and long term emergencies. I don't garden so I can have a food source during an emergency but because I enjoy doing it but because I garden, I do have a food source.

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