Important Things to Know About Camping With Pets

Is there anything better than sitting by a bonfire with your furry friend and taking in the starry night sky? In our opinion, no. While camping with your pet is a terrific way to have exciting adventures together, you must ensure their safety. To protect your pet’s safety when camping, use the advice from our staff.

#1: Perform a tent trial run before camping with your pet

If this is your pet’s first camping vacation, take them on a practice run in your backyard to help them get used to the tent. To help your pet become used to the smell, texture, and sounds of your tent, set up your tent and allow your pet to sniff, lick, and explore it. Reward your pet for being courageous and venturing outside the tent rather than forcing them inside.

#2: Ensure your pet is visible

Lack of power makes it difficult to see at night, especially if your pet has dark-colored fur. Use a luminous collar or harness at night, or get an LED collar for your pet to wear, to make sure they are easy to detect.

Make your pet extremely noticeable when trekking throughout the day by using fluorescent colors. If your pet wanders off, a bright orange collar or vest might help you locate them.

#3: Study up on pet first aid

Your dog could trip over a hill while camping, come into contact with a thorn, or come across a nest of stinging insects. You must be skilled in pet first aid if you’re in a remote area of the wilderness in order to stabilize your pet’s health before you take it to the closest emergency veterinary facility for treatment.

#4: Schedule a veterinary visit

Be sure your pet is prepared for a wilderness adventure before setting up your tent at your campground. In addition to your pet’s core vaccinations, leptospirosis, and Lyme disease vaccinations may be advised. Leptospirosis is a disease spread by wildlife urine. Taking precautions against mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas is also advisable before going outside.

Our staff is available to you whether your pet wants immediate care after becoming entangled in a brittle brush or needs updated shots and parasite protection before your outdoor activity. To make an appointment, give us a call.