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We have pasted in below a list provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association to help you prepare items you may need to care for your pet should the need arise.

Your Hammocks Veterinary Hospital Family

Pet Evacuation Kit

Be prepared for a disaster with a pet evacuation kit. Assemble the kit well in advance of any emergency and store in an easy-to-carry, waterproof container close to an exit.

Food and Medicine

  • 3-7 days' worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*

  • Two-week supply of medicine*

  • At least 7 days' supply of water

  • Feeding dish and water bowl

  • Liquid dish soap

*These items must be rotated and replaced to ensure they don't expire

First Aid Kit

  • Anti-diarrheal liquid or tablets

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Bandage tape and scissors

  • Cotton bandage rolls

  • Flea and tick prevention (if needed in your area)

  • Isopropyl alcohol/alcohol prep pads

  • Latex gloves

  • Saline solution

  • Towel and washcloth

  • Tweezers


  • Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)

  • Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags

  • Household chlorine beach or disinfectant

Important Documents

  • Identification papers including proof of ownership

  • Medical records and medication instructions

  • Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy

  • Photo of your pet (preferably with you)

Travel Supplies

  • Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information

  • Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash

  • Flashlight, extra batteries

  • Muzzle

Comfort Items

  • Favorite toys and treats

  • Extra blanket or familiar bedding


Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care. First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet's life until it receives veterinary treatment.


For Pet Emergencies Before 8am or after 5pm:


Miami Veterinary Specialists

8601 Sunset Drive

Miami, FL  33143









Pet Emergency Room

 6394 South Dixie Hwy.

South Miami, FL 33143





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