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Camping With a Dog

Unlike cats, dogs are usually pretty self-sufficient, so it’s easy for their needs to be overlooked when you take them on a trip. But when you’re camping or hiking with your pet, there are certain things you should plan for to make sure they stay safe and happy. Here are a few of the best tips for camping with a dog:

Tips for Camping With a Dog

Additional Resources:


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?

Being prepared for a camping trip means more than just making sure you have a tent and sleeping bag; it also means bringing along anything your pet may need to stay comfortable. Think about ticks and other insects, sleeping arrangements, and boots for hiking to protect his sensitive paws.