Tips for Camping with Pets

Is there anything better than gazing up at the star-studded night sky with your furry pal curled up beside you by the campfire? We don’t think so. Camping with your pet is a great way to enjoy fun adventures together, but you need to keep your four-legged friend safe. Follow our team’s camping tips to ensure your pet’s safety.

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

Prior to Your First Camping Trip, Allow them to Adjust by Conducting a Backyard Trial. Establish the tent and grant your furry companion the opportunity to investigate, sniff, and wander around within it, aiding in acclimatizing to its fragrance, surface, and sounds. Avoid pressuring your pet into entering the tent, instead reward their bravery and independent exploration.

#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

When camping, your four-legged friend can tumble down a hill, run across a thorn, or encounter a nest of stinging insects. If you’re in remote wilderness, you need to be proficient in pet first aid to stabilize your pet’s condition so you can head to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital for treatment.

#4: Schedule a veterinary visit

Along with their core vaccines, consider vaccinating your pet against leptospirosis, a disease spread through wildlife urine, as well as Lyme disease, which is transmitted by ticks. Additionally, don’t forget to equip them with protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes by stocking up on parasite prevention products prior to your departure.

Whether your pet needs urgent care after getting tangled in thorny brush or requires updated vaccinations and parasite prevention before your outdoor adventure, our team is here for you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.