Have you wanted to take your dog out camping with you? Don’t you think it would be awesome? Here is a checklist of all the things necessary to carry while taking your dog out camping.
This one’s a no brainer, right? But it’s very different from feeding your dog at home and feeding them outside. The point is that you have to ask yourself, how different are the dog’s activities going to be – is there a lot of walking to be done, how is the weather, etc. You can carry double the amount your dog would usually eat, just to be safe.
These are a must while taking dogs camping. Keeping your dog safe is the first priority for all owners. They will do anything required to ensure the safety of their dogs. So just in case they wander off far or slip out of the tent while your asleep, then this Id collar will really help.
Just like us, even dogs need a nice comfy place to sleep or sit while listening to your conversation with others. So a sleeping bag or an outdoor dog bed would do the trick.
If you happen to be camping in winters, you will by default be wearing a jacket. Maybe two depending on the weather. So why leave your dog in the cold? The best thing to do is to get the dog a jacket. You get a lot of camping gear for dogs – things like dog blankets, sleeping bags or simply giving him or her space in your sleeping bag.
First aid kit
The most important element here is the first aid kit. Everyone can agree that dogs are brats, and once unleashed will be up to only mischief. Which is very cute however they can also end up hurting themselves. So you need to be prepared. Your first aid box should consist of these basic medicines –
- Medical tape
- Non-stick pads
- Hot and cold packs
- Wet wrap
- Wet swabs
- Eye droppers
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Antibiotic ointment
Long lasting treats like chew sticks, a bone basically something that will not let your dog get bored once he’s tired running around. The best thing to do is give the dog one of these as soon as you reach the camping stop. This will ensure that he’ll be busy while you set up the tent and both the dog and you can get done with work peacefully.
Be responsible and don’t leave your dog’s litter in the camping site. Carry biodegradable bags and help them leave no trace of them being there.
Leash at night
If you don’t plan on taking your dog inside your tent to sleep, its advisable to keep him or her on a minimum six feet long chain. This will ensure that he or she isn’t lost chasing wild animals in the night or scares some other campers making their way through the dark woods.
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