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Pet Safety
Apr 28, 2016
More and more families are traveling with their pets. Dogs aren't the only pets that go RVing. Cats, birds, ferrets and even snakes seem to be favorite camping companions.
If you're going to take your pet, the usual tips apply. Make sure they have all their shots - especially rabies. Check them hourly for ticks. There are new tick borne diseases, which can kill a dog within days of a bite. Keep an eye on your dogs and cats. Raccoons, and possums can and do kill dogs and cats. Hawks and owls will also consider your small dog or cat as a yummy snack if given the chance. If you attempt to break up a fight with a wild creature you can be attacked, bitten or worse, and at the least end up having to have rabies shots. So don't leave your pets outside alone, even if they are on a leash.

Although animals are usually supposed to stay on a leash at all times in most campgrounds, if they do wander off it's a good idea to have them micro-chipped so they can be returned to you if they are found and taken to a vet or shelter. Clipping a small alarm to their collar, much like the ones used for small children will sound the alarm if they escape from their leash or cage and wander off. To avoid pets, particularly cats, from wiggling out of a collar, use a harness instead. It's much harder to escape from. When it begins to get dark, clip a small LED light in yellow, blue or orange to your pet's collar. They're easier to spot in the darkness of a campfire and you're less likely to step on or trip over them.
Written by: Steve
Photos courtesy of www.thedogoutdoors.com
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