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Advice for Pet Owners on Camping Safety

Is there anything better than sitting by a campfire with your animal friend curled up next to you while you gaze up at the starry night sky? No, in our opinion. Camping with your pet is a wonderful way to experience exciting adventures with them, but you must ensure their safety. To ensure your pet’s safety while camping, abide by our team’s advice.

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

If this is your pet’s first camping trip, introduce them to the tent by having a practice run in your backyard. Set up your tent and let your pet explore it by sniffing, licking, and moving around so that they can get used to its smell, feel, and sounds. Instead of forcing your pet to go inside the tent, praise them for being brave and venturing out on their own.

#2: Ensure your pet is visible

No electricity leads to poor visibility at night, especially if your pet has dark fur. Ensure your furry pal is easy to spot by using a reflective collar or harness at night, or by purchasing an LED collar for them to wear.

When hiking during the day, make your pet highly visible with the aid of neon colors. A bright orange collar or vest can help you find your furry companion if they wander off.

#3: Study up on pet first aid

Your dog may fall down a hill, run into a thorn, or come across a nest of stinging insects while camping. To stabilize your pet’s condition while you travel to the closest emergency veterinary hospital for treatment in a remote wilderness, you must be skilled in pet first aid.

#4: Schedule a veterinary visit

Check to see if your animal companion is prepared for a wilderness experience before setting up your tent at your campsite. In addition to your pet’s core vaccinations, leptospirosis and Lyme disease vaccinations may be advised. These illnesses are spread by ticks and wildlife urine, respectively. Stock up on parasite prevention before leaving so that you are prepared for protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.

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