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Camping with Dogs

Do you have a dog? I am sure you love your pet and would like to take him on road trips as well. After all, it is also part of your family. Camping with dogs can be fun but if you are not prepared for it, then you could run into major problems. You need to take the necessary precautions for ensuring that your pet is taken care of and has all the necessities.

Keep the following points in mind before heading out on a road trip with your 4 legged buddy.

  • Make sure that you have ID-tagged your dog. If a permanent ID is not there, then ask the campsite’s management for a temporary one. This will help you to locate the dog in case it gets lost.
  • No one likes to camp in a dirty site. So make sure you pick up your dog’s droppings and dispose it properly. Do not let it remain on the site.
  • Make arrangements to keep your dog warm in cold weather. This is an essential requirement for dogs that have less fur.
  • Dogs need water too. Make sure that you have plenty of drinking water so that your dog doesn’t get dehydrated. Don’t rely on the water at the campsite because it may not be fresh water. You wouldn’t want bacteria infested water to be consumed by the pet.
  • Control your dog at all times. If it isn’t comfortable with meeting strangers or around other dogs, then it would be a good idea to invest in a good leash.
  • Get a proper full wall awning for your caravan so that you and your dog can enjoy some privacy and personal space at the camp site.
  • Keep a first aids kit handy. You never know when your dog could get injured. Relying on last minute assistance can be a big mistake.
  • Find out whether campsites and caravan parks are pet friendly. This will save you a lot of hassles as you can mark the places that allow dogs and have the required facilities for accommodating dogs at the site.

With a little preparation and some planning, you can have a fun trip without having to leave your canine at home. Make the most of your holiday and reduce the hassles while traveling with your pet.

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