What You Need To Take Your Dog Camping


camping with dogs

Summer time and the livin’ is easy…

It’s also a great time to go camping with your dog.

Like any outdoor experience, safety is key and the right products go a long way in making that happen.

A pet tent is a great investment for a doggie camping trip. The SturdiPet Tent $74,99 is a favorite for those with small to medium sized dogs, and for multi-pet families. The tent offers a spacious well-ventilated space for safe containment. Ideal to pop open and offer shade wherever you are too. And remember, a tent is useful to add to your pet’s emergency evacuation kit.

It’s a good idea to get your pet a ground sheet and then place a pet blanket like the Alphapooch Sleeper Toile Coco Pet Blanket, $23.99 on top for comfort .It’s fabric and reversible fleece and thus can be thrown in the washing machine.

Further, make sure you have a nice collapsible water and food bowls such as the collapsible silicone bowls from Good2Go, $7.99 and be sure to pack food in air-tight containers.

Finally make sure you pet has sunscreen protection and flea and tick protection too.

We found all summer basics at Petco and also online at Petco.com

tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong