Advice 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: Perform a tent trial run before camping with your pet

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: Study up on pet first aid

Your dog may fall down a slope, run into a thorn, or come into a nest of stinging insects when camping. To stabilize your pet’s condition while you travel to the closest emergency veterinary hospital for treatment in a distant environment, 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 via 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 wants immediate care after becoming entangled in brittle brush or needs updated shots and parasite protection before your outdoor activity. To make an appointment, give us a call.