NOTE: We no longer see exotic pets. We recommend Exotic Animal Hospital of Orlando (407-286-3484) & Winter Park Veterinary Hospital (407-644-2676)

Camping Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Are you looking to spend a night under the stars with your furry best friend? Camping with pets is an excellent way to bond, but ensuring their safety is crucial. Follow these pet-friendly camping tips to keep your companion safe and happy throughout the adventure.

#1: Test-drive the tent with your pet before the trip

If you’re camping with your pet for the first time, give them a preview of the tent. Set up the tent and let your pet explore the space, check out the scent and sounds to get comfortable with it. Don’t force them to enter the tent; reward them for their bravery.

#2: Keep your pet visible in low-light conditions

At night, without electricity, it’s easy to lose sight of your pet, especially with dark fur. Use a reflective collar, harness, or LED collar to keep your pet easy to spot. During hikes during the day, dress your pet in neon colors to keep them highly visible.

#3: Learn about pet first aid

Camping with your four-legged friend can be an adventure, and accidents can happen. Brush up on pet first aid to stabilize your pet’s condition before taking them to a nearby animal hospital for treatment.

#4: Visit your veterinarian before the trip

Ensure your pet’s health for the trip with a veterinarian visit. Vaccinations for leptospirosis and Lyme disease may be required, and preventive measures against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are essential.

The great outdoors is calling, and your furry friend is ready for the adventure. From pet health to safety, we’ve got you covered. Call us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll make sure your pet is ready to hit the trail.