Camping Security Tips for Pet Owners

Is there anything more enjoyable than peering up at the starry night sky with your furry companion curled up next to you by the campfire? We do not think so. Camping with your pet is a fun way to experience outdoor adventures together, but you must ensure your pet’s safety. Follow our team’s camping advice to ensure the safety of your companion.

#1: Perform tent trial run prior to camping with pet.

If this is your first camping excursion with your pet, allow them to become acclimated to the tent in the backyard. Allow your furry friend to sniff, lick, and walk around in your tent so he or she can become accustomed to its fragrance, texture, and sounds. Do not compel your pet to enter the tent; instead, reward them for their courage and independent exploration.

#2: Ensure your companion is visible

Lack of electricity impairs nighttime visibility, particularly if your pet has dark fur. Utilize a reflective collar or harness or purchase an LED collar for your furry friend to wear at night to ensure they are visible.

Utilize neon colors to make your pet highly visible while hiking during the day. A collar or vest in vibrant orange can help you locate your furry friend if they wander off.

#3: Review pet first assistance.

When camping, your four-legged companion may roll down a slope, encounter a thorn, or come across a colony of stinging insects. If you are in remote wilderness, you must be proficient in pet first aid in order to stabilize your pet’s condition before transporting it to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

#4: Schedule a veterinary appointment.

Ensure your companion is prepared for a wilderness experience before pitching a tent at your campsite. Leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by wildlife urine, and Lyme disease, a disease transmitted by ticks, may be recommended in addition to your pet’s essential vaccines. Also necessary is protection against fleas, lice, and mosquitoes, so stock up on antiparasitic medication before venturing outdoors.

Whether your companion requires urgent care after becoming entangled in thorny brush or requires updated vaccinations and parasite prevention prior to your outdoor excursion, our team is available to assist you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.