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Tips for Camping with Your Dog

By Aurora James

Depending on where you live, the weather might allow for some great camping nearly year-round. If you choose to bring your dog along, however, there are some considerations to make, including ensuring he doesn’t suffer from heatstroke and that he is protected from ticks and other pests.

Camping Dog blog 2017

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What do I need to know about taking my dog camping?

What if my dog sustains an injury on our trip?

How do I check for ticks on my pet?

Heatstroke and my pup: what do I need to know?


How do I locate dog-friendly campsites?

What are the potential camping-related dangers for my dog?


What camping gear does my dog need?

What should I put in my dog’s first aid kit?

Is a collar or harness best for my dog during our camping trip?

There’s a lot to think about before embarking on a camping trip, and of course safety is a priority. Think about the area you’ll be visiting and how best to ensure that your dog will benefit from what you pack, as well as potential hazards such as open flames and injuries. With some careful planning, you can make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.

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