Getting out and exploring outdoors is a great way to bond with your pet. Whether you are camping with a puppy or hiking with your pets, there can be adventures and dangers lurking outdoors. If you are considering taking a hike with your best friend, you may want to prepare your package before you begin. Read on to learn more about what you can think of when hiking with your pets and tips to help you and your hairy family members.
Hiking with pets on the trail and
be stray pets, wildlife and toxic hazards on the hiking trail. Make sure you are
prepared and ready to avoid an unexpected trip to the vet.
Most recently with the COVID-19 pandemic, more people can choose to take advantage of exploring the outdoors with their hairy friends while being safely distanced from others. Because of this, you may encounter more people and pets while camping or hiking in parks, on trails or exploring in nature.
Consider the following:
- Map your trip and pack water, food, and other necessities for animal care.
- Always make sure to keep your distance on the trail.
- You may want to spend time with your pet with others, but make sure to have space between parties and share the hiking trail safely.
- You never know what other pets may have been exposed to, so do not forget your preventative care such as your pet's fleas and attachment prevention.
- Check if your destination is open. For an additional resource, check out this NPS Pet Guide.
Hiking with pets can be a great way
for you to bond with your hairy friends in nature
Hiking with your best friend is a great way to exercise, enjoy nature and bond over a new adventure. Of course, your pets will enjoy the quality time with the family and it gives you the chance to bond over a new activity. But by preparing your package before you go on the trail, you and your pets are ready for all that outdoor life has to offer!
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To learn more about pet care, read Dog Paw Pad Injury: Five Essential First Aid Tips
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