Camping in Washington in the summertime can be a fun and exciting adventure for your family. A great way to enjoy the trip even more is by bringing the family dog along. A little extra planning will make sure your pet stays happy and healthy while camping. Here’s how to make sure your pet stays safe while enjoying the outdoors.
Check the Site
Many camping areas welcome pets, but some don’t. Check ahead of time to make sure you’re allowed to bring your dog. Read over camp area rules to know if there’s anything you need to watch for or bring before you head out with your pet. Check leash laws while you’re at it. Some campgrounds allow your dog to roam freely around your camp site, others require a leash.
Pack Your Gear
You want to travel light but still have everything you need to keep your pet healthy. Here are some items to bring.
Watch Out for Safety Concerns
If you take your dog camping, you’re taking them out of their usual environment. There are some things you’ll need to look out for that you don’t have to worry about at home.
Prevent Health Issues
Before you go, make sure your pet is in good health. Talk to your vet to make sure your pet is current on their vaccinations. Ask your vet about preventive options for bugs and advice on making a first-aid kit.
Legacy Animal Medical Center wants to help you and your pet enjoy your camping trip. We offer wellness and vaccination programs to make sure your pet is ready for the trail. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.