Discover our top tips for Camping Safety with Pets!

There’s nothing like snuggling up with your furry friend by the campfire beneath a glittering sky, but keeping your four-legged companion safe is crucial. That’s why our expert team has put together these handy tips for you to follow to ensure your pet’s safety.

#1: Give your pet a tent trial run

Before your first camping trip with your pet, let them get accustomed to your tent by doing a trial run in your backyard. Allow your pet to explore its scent, texture, and noises, and reward them for being adventurous.

#2: Make your pet visible

With no light source, visibility at night can be challenging, especially if your pet has dark fur. Ensure your companion is easy to spot by using a reflective collar or harness or by purchasing an LED collar for them to wear. A brightly colored collar or vest can help you spot them if they wander off during the day.

#3: Learn pet first aid

Camping with your beloved companion in the remote wilderness means you need to be proficient in pet first aid to stabilize your pet’s condition before heading to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital for treatment.

#4: Schedule a veterinary visit

Vaccinations against diseases transmitted via wildlife urine, such as leptospirosis, and tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease may also be necessary in addition to your pet’s core vaccines. Protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes is also necessary, so make sure your pet is up to date on parasite prevention before heading out.

Our expert team is here for you if your pet needs urgent care or requires updated vaccinations and parasite prevention before your outdoor adventure. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.