Tips for Pet Owners on Camping Safety

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: Try out your tent before taking your pet camping

If this is your pet’s first camping trip, 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 sniff, lick, and explore it. Reward your pet for being brave and venturing outside the tent rather than forcing them inside.

#2: Make sure your pet can be seen

Lack of electricity 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 ensure they are easy to spot.

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

#3: Research pet first aid

Your dog might 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 condition before you take it to the closest emergency veterinary hospital for treatment.

#4: Arrange a trip to the vet

Be sure your pet 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. Leptospirosis is a disease spread by wildlife urine. Taking precautions against mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas is also advisable before going outside.

Our team is here for you whether your pet requires immediate care after becoming entangled in prickly brush or needs current immunizations and parasite prevention before your outdoor activity. Call us to arrange an appointment.