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Camping With Your Pet: 6 Tips to Do It Right

Camping with your pet can be a great time for everyone. However, some people are unaware of the necessary precautions and preparations that should be made when camping with a pet. It is important to know certain things so you can keep yourself and your pet safe. Continue reading to learn our tips about camping with your pet.

Tips for Camping With Your Pet

Research Your Destination:

It is important before you embark on your camping trip to make sure wherever you are going is pet-friendly. Not only it is important to make sure that the campground allows pets, but it is important to make sure that there are pet-friendly trails to hike on. It is also important to know if any airlines or hotels you might be staying at along the way are pet-friendly. If you want to know some tips for traveling with pets, we have an article here written about it.

Make Sure Your Pet Is Ready:

Another one of our tips for camping with pets is to make sure that your pet is ready. This means making sure that your pet has the proper vaccinations to make sure that they are protected the entire time you are out in the woods. This also means to make sure your pet is well behaved so it will not be a disturbance to other campers by barking or making any other noise. Picking up after your pet as well is another way to make sure that it is not a disturbance.

Know The Wildlife:

It is important to know what type of wildlife you may encounter when you are planning a trip with your pet. Whether it be researching the area, or asking one of the park rangers where you are at it is important to make sure you know about any hazardous wildlife. Another option is to take classes or read books about where you are going and what you might encounter. Knowing the wildlife can help keep you and your pet safe while you are out exploring the world.

Bring Plenty of Food:

Bringing plenty of food, not only for yourself but for your pet as well is one of the most essential things to do. Packing extra dog food along with some treats will make sure your pet is happy. Make sure that you bring a bowl for the food and for some water so your pet does not have to eat off the floor. It is also important to keep not only your food but your pet's food in a safe place so that any animals that might wander into your camp cannot get access to it. Also, don't let them drink from water sources that you are unsure that is is safe to do so.

Additional Supplies:

Along with bringing plenty of food, It is important to bring other items as well. There are many things you should bring for your pet. The National Parks Service, otherwise known as NPS recommends that you at least bring these items with you:

  • First Aid Kit for minor scratches or injuries
  • Tether and a stake to keep your dog tied up at camp
  • Disposable bags for picking up after your pet
  • Travel Bed for your pet
  • Pop-up bowl for food and water

K9 and Kitty Calmer:

Here at Liquid Health Pets, we manufacture our K9 and Kitty Calmer. This calming supplement is can help reduce stress in your pet. Whether you are traveling to or from your destination K9 and Kitty calmer can make the ride better for everyone. It can also help at the campsite if your pet is stressing out about anything in the wilderness.

For more information about K9 and Kitty Calmer, and where to get one for your next camping trip with your pet, please visit our website to learn more.