Camping with your V-dog can be an amazing experience! Especially when paired with some proper planning. Check out the tips below to plan for your adventure with ease!
Before you leave for your trip:
- Check to see whether the camping area allows dogs, and familiarize yourself with the rules for pets at the site.
- Talk to your vet and make sure your dog is healthy and up-to-date on all required vaccinations, particularly rabies.
- Ask your vet whether your dog should be vaccinated against Lyme disease, a tick-borne disease.
- Be sure your dog is protected against heartworms, which are transmitted by mosquito bite and have been reported in all 50 states, according to the American Heartworm Society.
- Have an appropriate collar or harness with an id tag- use a cell phone number!
- Microchip your pup and then register it!
Packing for Your Pooch:
- Pack enough food and treats.
- Pack a food dish and water bowl.
- Bring bedding and toys.
- Take a copy of your dog’s health records and vaccination reports, esp. important if you are crossing state lines.
- A carrier or other means to confine your dog when necessary,
- Bags for poops!
- First aid kit and any medications your dog takes regularly.
What To Do with Your Pup While Camping:
- Check your fur baby's fur and skin regularly for ticks, thorns, and burrs.
- How to remove ticks.
- If you are unable to supervise your dog, be sure he is properly confined- not in a car or attached to a stationary object!
And most importantly HAVE FUN- let your fur kids sniff the fresh mountain air, frolick through fields of flowers, and pounce through the puddles! Happy Trails and Tails to you and the fur kids!
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