Going Camping With Your Dog? Vaccinate First!

September 11, 2015 at 11:43 AM by Nikki Wardle

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You're all prepared for your next camping adventure, and your dog is coming along! It's probably hard to tell who's more excited, you or her! You've packed your dog's favorite food and treats, toys, cozy bedding, crate, a good leash, and plenty of water. But aren't you forgetting something?

Vaccinate Before You Go

You may not have given it a second thought, but if your dog isn't up to date on her vaccinations, it's a very good idea to take care of it before you head out on your camping adventure together.

Get Protection Now

The following common ailments can be fatal for your dog. You're likely to come into contact with other dogs while you're in campgrounds and on trails, and any infected dog can be a danger to your pet. The last thing you want is to expose your dog to a potentially fatal disease because she's unprotected.

  • Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus— Get the DHPP series of vaccinations, so your dog is safe from these highly contagious diseases.

  • Bordetella, Rabies & Leptospirosis— Your veterinarian can get your canine companion protected against all of these diseases with a series of vaccinations.

Don't take the risk of going into the wild unprotected against any of these potentially deadly diseases and infections.

Protect Against Fleas & Ticks, Too!

Fleas are a real problem at home, and it's no different when you're out in the wild. In fact, other dogs and animals may have brought a host of them along to the very campground you're planning on visiting. And during the summer months, ticks are a real problem for dogs. In fact, your dog can contract Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illnesses, just like you can. Contact your veterinarian to make sure your dog is well protected against both fleas and ticks.

Attend a Pet Vaccination Clinic or contact us today at Intermountain Pet Hospital to get your dog up to date on his vaccinations so your camping trip is a great time for both of you!

Topics: Pet Vaccination Clinic

Nikki Wardle

Written by Nikki Wardle

Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.