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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2013, 07:02:10 AM »
Thanks for posting these Barb!  I was so happy to see that news clip when the lady found her dog in the remains of her house!  What a great reunion it was!
That really was wonderful.  :'(  :) Going to post here, helping organizations for animals. These are posted in CNN's Impact Your World. -Yowbarb

HELP FOR PETS:  OK Humane  http://www.okhumane.org/blog/how-you-can-help-moore-tornado-damage

HELP FOR PETS:  Code 3 Associates  http://www.code3associates.org/

Report lost and found pets:  http://www.okclostpets.com/

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2013, 08:07:03 PM »
Cats are definitely higher maintenance than dogs, but hey just like us women, they are worth it! :D

      (1) Since they freak out when traveling they must be well contained.

      (2) They have higher protein requirements than dogs and this must be planned for. They would not do well on beans and rice IF you could get them to eat it, they MUST have meat as part of the diet.

      (3) They do have the litter box problems (err needs).

My solutions (I hope):

      (1) Not only have cat carriers but have enough larger fold up cages where there is enough room for beds, litter box and food and water. A wire dog kennel will work and homemade versions can be handily made from the fold up wire dog pens available at Petsmart and Petco. Wire cutters, cable ties and snap hooks (like on the end of leashes) is all that is needed for construction. To create more living space a loft type area can be created above the litter box. These of course would be for when you weren't living in a car etc. You might try to find cat carriers that a very small liter box would fit in. You will be much happier. Also buy lots of the plastic food service gloves at Sam's or Cosco. They are very cheap and you might not want to use drinking water to wash up after cleaning the cat box. Just some ideas that I have used.

      (2) I order 3 months of dog food at a time (increasing to 6 months). I hope that I will be able to soften the dog food with water and add a little meat to increase the protein.

     (3) Good old dirt or sand will do in the litter box - not as good but it may have to do.

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P.S. Yowbarb, its great your little Yoda is back!  :)

Very belated reply to your post, Fox. I missed it, and happened to notice it tonight.  :)
You haven't logged in for awhile...we would like to see you here again.
All The Best,
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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2013, 03:26:27 PM »
This is the beginning of a PETS list, posted by noproblemo2 years ago.
A pretty good start.
Members please add your ideas, here.
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PETS

Cat Food
Cat Litter
Dog Food
Pets Medications
Pet First Aid Kit
Chickens
Scratch

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2013, 11:56:12 AM »
I wish I could domesticate a Honey Badger...  Having a pet that even Cobras are afraid of would be pretty sweet.  Plus, they will hunt for themselves.  It's not happening though...  Might as well try to tame a Lion...
You have to let it all go Neo.  Fear, doubt, and disbelief...  Free your mind.

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2013, 04:35:35 PM »
I wish I could domesticate a Honey Badger...  Having a pet that even Cobras are afraid of would be pretty sweet.  Plus, they will hunt for themselves.  It's not happening though...  Might as well try to tame a Lion...

Now that you mention it though, they could be handy at keeping the snakes at bay...wonder how that would work, bring a wild pair and turn loose on the land? Of course it wouldn't be much fun encountering one on a walk..  :o

http://livinorange.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/meanbadger1.png

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »
I heard on The Weather Channel that they sell an APP for people's phones. It is all about safeguarding our pets. Not sure yet what services and info the App provides.
Sounds like a good idea.
Will post more...

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2014, 08:18:35 AM »
I wish I could domesticate a Honey Badger...  Having a pet that even Cobras are afraid of would be pretty sweet.  Plus, they will hunt for themselves.  It's not happening though...  Might as well try to tame a Lion...

Now that you mention it though, they could be handy at keeping the snakes at bay...wonder how that would work, bring a wild pair and turn loose on the land? Of course it wouldn't be much fun encountering one on a walk..  :o

http://livinorange.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/meanbadger1.png

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Nice Barb. I would like to add a couple of Ostrich's to my list of back-yard friends...
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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
I wish I could domesticate a Honey Badger...  Having a pet that even Cobras are afraid of would be pretty sweet.  Plus, they will hunt for themselves.  It's not happening though...  Might as well try to tame a Lion...

Now that you mention it though, they could be handy at keeping the snakes at bay...wonder how that would work, bring a wild pair and turn loose on the land? Of course it wouldn't be much fun encountering one on a walk..  :o

http://livinorange.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/meanbadger1.png

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Nice Barb. I would like to add a couple of Ostrich's to my list of back-yard friends...
JKB I missed your post.  ;D It made me laff...the thought of an intruder trying to get past the ostriches...

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2016, 05:20:45 PM »
Yes...remember to store enouch dry food or/and canned food for your pets!
I find those dried chicken strips could come in handy...

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2016, 02:42:21 PM »
Yes...remember to store enouch dry food or/and canned food for your pets!
I find those dried chicken strips could come in handy...

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I often wrestle with how to feed a carnivore pet when the food runs out.  Even a year's worth of food might last a year or so, but then what?  The solutions I see people offer sound excellent on paper, but implementing them might not be all that easy.

For example, since you posted this,  if you had enough pet food for exactly one year, and it lasted exactly that long, what would you try/do when that food runs out?

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2016, 07:45:48 PM »
Ween them off the food and set them out to hunt for it, too? They are carnivores, after all. If you don't wait until all their canned food is gone, you can give them something to eat once in a while (while they learn to cope with the new situation).
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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2016, 08:45:11 PM »
Ween them off the food and set them out to hunt for it, too? They are carnivores, after all. If you don't wait until all their canned food is gone, you can give them something to eat once in a while (while they learn to cope with the new situation).

Yes ilinda, you are right. How much food do we store? And what if it runs out too soon? I have asked myself the same question...

Socrates; Yes as you mentioned, all we can do is to let the pets find food themselves as hopefully by that time there are plants growing and some critters crawling...

Great question ilinda and great solution Socrates about weening them off slowly!

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2018, 08:45:17 PM »
It will take some ingenuity and some reading up, if a person has no farm experience... to try and keep pets and domestic animals safe...

One idea I had awhile ago was to create some dome shelters for various types of animals for emergency use...

There could be a ramp entry down into it, a gradual, not too steep slope.
Underground dome or partly underground dome or storage container.
Even if not a perfect setup, it would give animals a lot greater chance of surviving high winds, fire, etc.
Ideally the animals domes would be connected to the dome complex via a reinforced underground tunnel.  Connected to one or more of the domes.

Cats would be freaked out by earth changes and storm events so, best to secure them in their own area until things settle down. Cats not like dogs...most do freak out and run off and may not see again... that's up to each individual pet owner. (My cats own me.) Even within the dome shelter the cats would need to be placed in own areas and let free at later time...

Chickens roaming free (large enclosure, could be quickly rounded up and places in  movable cages or onto tack of a pickup truck and brought down to the shelter, which wuld ave some feed and a watering system for them.

It gets more complicated of course with horses, pigs, goats, cows... If a survival group just had a few, it would be worth the time and trouble to provide shelter for them, of course...

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Re: Keeping your pets and domestic animals safe during cataclysms
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2018, 09:12:51 PM »
It will take some ingenuity and some reading up, if a person has no farm experience... to try and keep pets and domestic animals safe...

One idea I had awhile ago was to create some dome shelters for various types of animals for emergency use...

There could be a ramp entry down into it, a gradual, not too steep slope.
Underground dome or partly underground dome or storage container.
Even if not a perfect setup, it would give animals a lot greater chance of surviving high winds, fire, etc.
Ideally the animals domes would be connected to the dome complex via a reinforced underground tunnel.  Connected to one or more of the domes.

Cats would be freaked out by earth changes and storm events so, best to secure them in their own area until things settle down. Cats not like dogs...most do freak out and run off and may not see again... that's up to each individual pet owner. (My cats own me.) Even within the dome shelter the cats would need to be placed in own areas and let free at later time...

Chickens roaming free (large enclosure, could be quickly rounded up and places in  movable cages or onto tack of a pickup truck and brought down to the shelter, which wuld ave some feed and a watering system for them.

It gets more complicated of course with horses, pigs, goats, cows... If a survival group just had a few, it would be worth the time and trouble to provide shelter for them, of course...
For sure, the larger animals would be the most difficult to calm in the midst of quaking, monster storms, etc., but chickens I think could be slightly easier to handle, and it would be best to lock them up in some "safe" place, wherever that might be.  These are all major issues/questions with no easy answers.

 

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