1. Dog food:
When it comes to dog food, you need to make sure you’re bringing enough for the duration of your trip. If you’re going on a short camping trip, bring enough food for two meals per day plus snacks. If you’re going for multiple days, consider bringing an extra day’s worth of food just in case.
2. Water and water bowl:
Just like humans, dogs need access to clean drinking water when they’re out camping. Bring a collapsible dog bowl that can hold enough water for your pup’s needs throughout the day. Also consider packing extra bottles of water so you can refill the bowl as needed.
3. Leash, collar, and harness:
No matter where you camp, it’s always a good idea to have your dog on a leash or wear a harness at all times while exploring the outdoors with them. Make sure to bring one with you when packing for your trip, as well as an ID tag and collar with your dog’s name, yours and emergency contact information.
4. Bedding/dog crate:
Whether you opt for a bed or crate, having a comfortable place for your pup to rest while camping is essential. Make sure to bring something that’s easy to transport and can provide them with the comfort they need on the trail.
5. Pet first aid kit:
Accidents can happen when out in nature, so it’s always important to have a pet first aid kit with you just in case of an emergency. This should include items such as gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, ointment, tweezers and scissors.
6. Poop bags for waste clean-up:
No matter how careful you are, your pup is bound to make a few messes while out in the wild. Make sure to bring extra poop bags with you and dispose of them appropriately.
7. Portable dog tent or shelter (optional:
If you’re planning on staying for multiple days, consider bringing along a portable dog tent or shelter for your pet. This will provide them with a safe space from rain, wind and other elements during their camping trip.
8. Insect repellent for dogs:
Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks can all be dangerous pests for your pup when out in nature. Be sure to bring insect repellent specifically made for pets so that you can keep your dog’s fur free of bugs.
9. Dog treats and toys:
Nothing makes a camping trip more enjoyable than having fun with your pup! Bring along some of their favorite treats as well as interactive toys to keep them entertained while you’re away.
10. Any medications your dog requires (if applicable):
If your pup has any chronic conditions or takes regular medication, make sure to bring those with you on the trip. This way, if something were to happen, you’ll have the necessary supplies at hand to treat them accordingly.