Preparing your animals for emergencies makes sense. Just as you do with your family's emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water, and consider two kits. In one, put everything you and your pets will need to stay where you are. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version that you can take with you (if for any reason you and your pets ever have to get away).
Precautions for safety need to be taken. Throwing caution to the wind puts livestock at risk for catching foreign animal diseases. Swine, cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry and other livestock can be affected by a few unseen bacteria, parasites or viruses. Simple changes can provide an extra measure of protection for your animals.