Ever wanted to hike with your furry friend but didn’t know how? Questions bamboozle our brain as soon as we even consider the option; how…is it safe…what do I bring? I myself contemplated these very thoughts, but as you will soon find out this conquest is completely doable. You will not regret creating new and wonderful memories with your best friend by your side. Let’s get to the nitty gritty of these questions and help you hit the trail in no time!
hiking with dogs for beginners.
Dog friendly first aid kits include gauze, heavy-duty bandages, a liquid bandage for split or cut paw pads, pet-friendly antiseptic, antibiotic ointment, pliers or tweezers for thorn and tick removal, styptic swabs, an antihistamine like Benadryl in case of snake bite, canine sunscreen, and a bottle of Tecnu in case you run into a patch of poison oak or poison ivy. Poop bags follow the “pack it in, pack it out” rule. Make sure to double bag when carrying out (you’ll thank yourself later). Another option is to bury the feces. When doing this bury 8 inches deep and 200 feet away from trails, campsites and water sources. Do not bury poop bags.
Eliza Blackwell is an adventurer seeking out every new experience. Sharing the joy of these explorations is her passion. Bringing her dogs along on these conquests is just the icing on top.
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