Hiking with your Dogs – Starter Pack
You never know when your dogs will get hurt, and the consequences can be life-threatening during a hike. In this guide we talk about how you can be prepared at all times in case of any emergency that may happen while hiking with your dogs.
Things You Need While Hiking With Your Dogs
The general recommendation for water intake is to bring more than you think you need. Especially if you’re out in the heat for longer than expected
- Hoomans:1/2 liter for every 1/2 hour of moderate activity in moderate heat
- Doggos: 4 oz for every 1/2 hour of moderate activity in moderate heat
- 2x for strenuous activity in high heat
Always have a first aid kit with you all times and make sure that it includes all of the necessary supplies to help your furry family member in any situation – from bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, tape and tweezers.
It may also be ideal to pack a rescue sling, incase your dog hurts their paws or leg and may be unable to walk.
Trim their Nails
Broken nails are common hiking injuries. Your furrbabies may not like it when you trim their nails, but their inconvenience is less bad than seeing them in pain.
Research and Tolerance
One way to prepare for your adventure is to research and build tolerance with heat. Watch out of wild animals including snakes, spiders, scorpions. Build up endurance in short stints of environments you plan to hike on before heading outdoors for longer periods of time.
It’s always better to be prepared before heading out, and remember that some pets may not be able to handle the hike as well as others so it’s important to take it slow and keep an eye on them throughout the adventure.