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Camping With Your Dog

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Camping is a great way to spend a summer family vacation and one that allows you to take the family pooch along too. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe and ensure that your dog has a really good time. And if you put a camera on your dog’s collar, he can be in charge of filming all the memorable magic moments.

  1. A fold-up camping cot is a great idea for your pet to sleep on both in the tent at night and also when you are all enjoying a BBQ around a campfire or a picnic on the beach. This will help to keep creepy crawlies and insects and fleas out of his .The K and H dog cot requires no tools to assemble.
  1. Don’t leave home without making sure your pet has proper protection against fleas . There are a variety of choices. Be sure to check whether your product of choice is water proof or needs to be reapplied if your camping destination in near water. And check whether you need protection against mosquitoes too. Bug sprays for pets and people
  1. If you are heading into tick country, there are repellents to apply too. While a handy gadget called aTickkey will quickly and easily remove a tick right away instead of waiting until you get back to your camping site. It fits onto a key chain and will remove ticks from people too.
  1. If you are heading to the beach, be sure you have a first aid kit that caters for jellyfish stings too. Some safety swimming trips, beach tips for jellyfish etc.Treatment for Jellyfish:

Treatment

  • Wear rubber gloves– Touching the tentacles of the jellyfish with your bare hands can lead to being stung.
  • Use rubbing alcohol– Pouring rubbing alcohol on the tentacles (70 percent or more)  stabilizing the nematocysts and prevent them from triggering more stings to the dog.
  • Try tape– Sticky tape can be helpful in removing tentacles.
  • Remove remains– Pour sea water or sand over anything stuck in the dog. Do not use freshwater, as toxins can be released.
  • Administer Benadryl– Seek veterinary advice and assistance for the correct dosage for your dog.
  • Make a baking soda paste– Pack the sting sites with a paste consisting of baking soda and water to soothe the sting.
  • Alternate cold and heat– Cold compresses (ice wrapped in a cold, wet washcloth) help numb the sting and reduce swelling. Apply them for 10 – 30 minutes. Then, alternate with a towel covered hot compress, 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off until it cools, to bring healing blood back into the area and flush out the poison. Alternate cold and hot packs for 20 minutes.
  1. Flotation Devices:If you are camping by the beach or near a river, its important to ensure you dog is wearing a flotation device. Not all dogs are strong swimmers. A flotation device with a handle will make it easy to grab him and pull him to safety in an emergency. This kurgo device is available I all sizes.
  1. A pop-up pet tent is a great piece of equipment to sue wherever you are. Pop-ups like those used often my showcats and spacious and easy open and close upThis design from Sturdi works nicely for several small dogs or a medium-sized pet.
  1. Take flotable toys for water fun and games There is no shortage for flotables in a verity of shapes such as sticks, bones and of course plastic Frisbees.
  1. Here is the Twigo Pet ID Tag… can I send you one? They are super cute!  A Twigo Pet ID Tag, is one of the simplest tags on the market to provide every pet at the time of adoption or after a veterinarian visit.Twigo tags require no engraving and are instantly personalize-able with a ballpoint pen – simply write, boil and wear. The tags self-attach and are completely silent, ideal for those who dislike the jingling noise and remove their pet’s tags while inside the house.The best prevention is to use more than one identifier from the start. While microchips are permanent and reliable, they are invisible and can only be read by a Vet or Rescue group with a reading scanner. Visible pet ID tags are the fastest method of getting lost pets safely reunited with their families. ID tags should have the owner’s name or pet’s name and phone number.
  • Keep a pet identification tag on your pet at all times.
  • Make sure owner contact information is up to date.
  • Have a cell phone listed as a primary contact number.
  • List any serious health issue or medications, if possible.
  1. Pets with pinks noses and tummies are more susceptible to skin cancer. Put on sunscreen with a minimum SPF factor of 15 is they are prone to lie in the sun.Sun wipes with a SPF factor of 15, are great for protecting your pet from the negative effects of basking in the sun,In particular watch out for burning on oink tummies paws and noses and also keep an extra eye on dogs with white and light -colored fur.
  1. Lightweight doggie sandal in a mesh with rubber soles and great for hot terrain,whether it’s sidewalks, mountain paths or the beach.

The AAA Petfriendly Guide listsmorethan 14 000 pet driendly accomdoation choices around the country including pet-friendly camping options.