Advice for Pet Owners on Camping Safety

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

#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. Do not force your pet to enter the tent, but reward them for being brave and exploring on their own.

#2: Ensure your pet is visible

When there is no power, it is difficult to see at night, especially if your pet has black fur. Use a reflective collar or harness at night, or get your furry friend an LED collar, to make sure they can be seen easily.

Use fluorescent colors to make your pet extremely noticeable when trekking during the day. If your animal friend gets lost, a bright orange vest or collar might help you locate them.

#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

Check to see whether your animal companion is prepared for a wilderness adventure before setting up your tent at your campground. 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.