With summer approaching, you may be thinking about taking a family camping trip with your dog. Here are some simple tips from the Brackett Street Team on how to prepare for a camping vacation with your canine companion:
- Make sure the destination allows dogs; most campgrounds are dog friendly but some national parks only allow dogs in certain areas.
- When selecting a campsite, be sure to find one with adequate shade.
- Collapsible bowls for food and water are lightweight and easily packed. Be sure to empty any leftover food – you do not want to attract any insects or wildlife!
- Bring a comb to brush out any stickers, burrs, etc.
- Consider investing in a temporary ID tag with your campsite information and contact info. Microchipping is strongly recommended in case your dog loses its collar.
- Be sure to apply your flea/tick preventative a minimum of several days before you head on the trip. Also make sure your pooch is getting a heartworm preventative monthly – those darn mosquitos! Call us if you have any questions.
- Remember, these places will likely have other dogs and it's important your pet is up to date on vaccinations since those other dogs may not be.
- Call us if you have any questions about potential health risks in the area you are camping.
- Lastly – HAVE FUN! WOOF!