We all know that family camping can be a rejuvenating and a relaxing escape from our daily mundane. You can replace the sound of traffic with the sounds of wind, water, birds and animals; you can enjoy a cup of coffee or your choice of wine in the woods.
Ever experienced the same with your furry friend? We all know that pets are the great companions and the best medicine to relieve stress and having them in our camping experience, doubles the pleasure of an activity.
It is a memorable experience not only for us; however, camping is a good way for our pets to experience new sights, new people, new smells. All you have to do is to take some extra steps of preparation and make yourself aware of the rules and responsibilities.
So before you hit the road, there are a few most important things that you need to consider when camping with your pet.
Get The Vaccination Done Before Pet Camping
Most of the camping site’s owners require Vaccine certification. However, irrespective of the site’s requirement, it is a good practice to carry the required documents if you plan your travel with your pet.
Do remember to stock up the medicines and vitamins as prescribed by the vet, finding a veterinarian on the road and nearby the camping sites can be a task.
Pet Camping Requires A Tick And Flea Treatment
Ticks and fleas are common at camping sites and it will not take much time for these tiny little monsters to climb up to your pet’s body and make it their abode.
Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a tick and flea treatment. Effective treatment will work at the roots and instantly kill a biting tick and prevent the diseases from infecting your pet.
Keep Your Pet Tethered At All Times
Although many of us are not in a practice to tie our pets, however, it is not a good idea to allow your pet to run free in the camping sites, this might invite unwanted incidents.
Your pet might end up chasing an animal and forget it’s way back to you. A leash will not only protect your pet but will also prevent your pet from bothering other campers in the site.
Pack Appropriate Accessories
While packing necessities for your pet, always keep the weather in mind. Just because your pet has a natural layer of a fur coat doesn’t mean that it can’t catch a cold.
So if you plan to go camping to a chilly destination, make sure to carry a pet blanket, a sweater or a coat to keep your pet warm and cosy.
Also, don’t forget to keep a couple of fun toys for your pet to give them a lifetime experience of playing in the wood.
Pets make great companions and camping with a pet gives a great sense of pleasure but it does come with great responsibility. You will want to embrace the tips above to give your family and the pet a great experience.