Camping With Your Dog

Dogs love the outdoors, it’s primal. One way you can help your dog to escape to the outdoors is taking them camping. Your dog will be elated by this experience and it will be sure to bring the two of you closer. Before heading out on your next camping adventure, here are some things to consider.

Just like any travel, it’s important to get your vets okay before going on any trip with your dog. Let your veterinarian know your destination so you can discuss any possible first aid needs. Make sure your dog is up to date on their vaccines before going on your camping trip, both for their and everyone else’s protection.

Most Campgrounds are pet friendly, but always double check. If you’re going with a group of people, make sure they are all comfortable with a dog’s presence. When picking out your site, try to opt for something that has a bit of shade for your dog. Your dog will be very Camping With Dogsinterested in the new environment so help them out by keeping them with you while you set up tents. When you’re all done, let your pup sniff around the campsite to become accustomed to the new smells.

Make sure your dog always has identification on them. It’s important to make sure all tags and collars are secure. Keep your dog with you at all times and make sure to use their leash. Even the most well-trained dog can revert to instinct when it comes to other wildlife. It’s important to take your dog on hikes while you’re at the campground, this will cure his curiosity as well as tire him out.

While away from home, it’s important to be prepared. Pack extra towels and blankets, your dog is likely to get wet and dirty. Always have first aid supplies for your dog. Simple first aid can include anything from gauze, peroxide, ice packs, tweezers and more. Check your pet regularly for ticks, thorns or burrs. Always have plenty of food and water on hand for your dog. The extra activity and excitement are sure to increase your dogs’ hunger and thirst. Bring treats to help reward good behavior and bring your dog’s favorite toy to help relax them.

Going camping with your dog can be a very rewarding experience for both of you. Always remember to bring My Pet Pail with you on your adventure. Whether at the campsite or off hiking, My Pet Pail holds all your pet needs. My Pet Pail keeps all of your pets’ must-haves in 1 place with built-in storage, an extra dog collar and dog leash, built-in doggy bag dispenser, 2 built-in bowls, 2 removable bowls, and 2-20 oz. removal bottles – your pet is set for any adventure!

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