How to Camp with your Pooch 101

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! 

 

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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:

  • Water!!!!
  • 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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