If your pet takes medication on a regular basis, keep tabs on where you store it so you can grab any prescriptions at a moment's notice if necessary. Factor in standard monthly needs such as heartworm and flea medications along with any special meds your furry friend may require, such as steroids or anti-depressants (yes, they make them for pets, too!)
Try to keep a two- or three-week supply of medication on hand at all times, as you never know how long it might be before you can replenish. Store it in a waterproof container to avoid contaminating or ruining your supply. In addition to medical records kept on file with your vet, make an extra copy to store in your purse, car, or office, and consider giving a family member or friend the list as well.