Tips For Hiking and Camping With Your Dog

Taking your four-legged friend with you for a hike or
camping can be a lot of fun for you, and great exercise for your dog. But be
careful as there are some safety tips to make sure that when your hike is over,
you are both safe and on your way back home.
Make sure to always keep your dog on a leash or long line.
Dogs that are well-trained can sometimes wander off or unable to resist the
urge to chase a small rodent, and you don’t want to lose your dog when you are in
unfamiliar territory.
Also, always have multiple forms of identification on your
dog, which includes tags with your address and phone number attached to the
dog’s collar or harness. You should also have your dog microchipped before you
leave, just in case you separate.
Carry up-to-date information about your dog’s vaccination
history should your dog become involved in an altercation with another dog,
human or wildlife (
Don’t leave your dog tied up and unattended. Sometimes you
are unable to interrupt unwanted behaviors from both your dog and people who
may approach them, but a dog who is tied up could be stolen or could become
very easy prey for wildlife that are wandering around.
Lastly, avoid having your dog drink standing water. There
could be viruses or bacteria in that water and that could make your dog very
sick. Bring some water with you and when necessary, set up a bowl to have them
drink so they don’t dehydrate.
If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to
taking your dog hiking or camping, give us a call at one of the Bregman Vet
Hospitals and we’d be happy to help you.

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