Camping Tips for Pet Owners
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 team.
#1: Perform a tent trial run before camping with your pet
If this is your first camping trip with your pet, let them get accustomed to the tent by doing a trial run in your backyard. Set up your tent and let your furry pal sniff, lick, and walk around inside it to become accustomed to its scent, texture, and noises. Reward your pet for being brave and venturing outside the tent rather than forcing them inside.
#2: Ensure your pet is visible
If you don’t have power, it will be hard to see at night, especially if your pet has dark fur. Use a reflective collar or leash or buy an LED collar for your pet to wear at night to make sure they can be seen.
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 four-legged friend could fall down a hill, run into a bush, or find a nest of stinging insects when you go camping. If you’re in the middle of nowhere, you need to know how to give first aid to pets so you can stabilize their condition and get them to the closest emergency veterinary hospital.
#4: Schedule a veterinary visit
Make sure your pet is ready for the outdoors before you set up your tent at your spot. In addition to the core vaccines, your pet may need to be vaccinated against leptospirosis, a disease that is spread by wildlife pee, and Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks. It’s also important to have protection against fleas, bugs, and mosquitoes, so make sure you have enough before you go.
Whether your pet needs urgent care after getting caught in thorny brush or needs updated vaccinations and parasite prevention before your outdoor trip, our team is here for you. Call us if you want to make an appointment.