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For my birthday, I'm going camping this weekend and am bringing Abby with me. Believe it or not, this is my first time camping, even though I live in a valley surronded by mountains! :o I've wanted to for awhile now, and so we finally are going! :D
I wanted to ask what things I should bring for Abby. I already got her current records from the vet, and the place where we are camping allows dogs. So, other than this, what should I bring? :) Also any web pages on the subject would be of help too! :)

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toys, a water bowl, a leash, a tie-out chain (some camp grounds require it) an outside play toy, things to chew on....also take syrup of ipecac, in case she eats something she shouldnt.l HOWEVER - never administer without checking with a vet or poison control first - some things, like gasoline and antifreeze, should not be vomited up...

so a cell phone would be a good thing too....

have a WONDERFUL time!! dogs love camping...

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Where will she sleep, will you be spending alot of time on the beach or in the sun, do you have lyme disease in your area?
If you do a lot of hiking etc you pup will eat (and drink) more and keep an eye on her pads.

Have fun! My dogs love camping only slightly more than I do!

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:new-bday: :angel: :angel: :angel:

I love to go camping with my dogs. Can see them are so excited by the tons of novel "smells" out there that they don't have in the backyard. Since I was a bit worry that they might feel cold in the midnight if let them sleep outside, I had Wolfie and Blondie slept in my car (a wagon) and the windows open. Don't need to worry if someone might try his hands on my car.... Wolfie will well take care of him!

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Oh how exciting! We are going camping with our dogs (still pups) in a few weeks. We are going to the Keys. I am a bit nervous as far as sleeping outdoors, you know, afraid people might try to steal the dogs or mess with our stuff. I hope it will be fine.

I can't remember any specific site but I visited many. I just did a search for dog-friendly campgrounds and got a lot of helpful info. Hope you have fun! Take pics and post them when you get back!

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:D

Oh this is absolutely wonderful, Sally, Rocket & Sandy love going to the lake and camping, although I really wouldn't consider it camping since we stay in a triple slid fifth-wheel with a/c, kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, t.v/vcr/satelitte connection. I call it the summer home.

Tips for camping from a voice of experience:

If you are going for 2 days, take 4 days worth of food, just in case.

Make sure you take some gallon jugs of water from your home, dogs can be very sensitive to a change in water and the pipes at a campground can be questionable, the water at the campground I go to makes Rocket stomach upset.

Make sure you take a bed for the baby to lay on; one for outside and one for inside. The one outside will get filthy and you really don't want to put it where everyone will be sleeping.

Make sure you take something like Adams Flea and Tick spray to spray on ticks and a pair of tweezers to remove the ticks even if your dog is on preventative. Preventative doesn't keep a tick from biting and possibly making your dog sick so you want to spray a repellant on them like Adams.

A emergency kit for dogs is a must, it should include things like pain-relievers, turnikit, muzzle, disenfectant, tweezer, dog-nail clippers or dremel, something for poisoning, upset stomach, pedialite, an antihistamine for allergic reactions, (Sandy once stepped on a honey-bee and her leg swelled up.) I'm propably forgetting tons of things but these are the main things that I keep handy. Oh ace bandage if the cut their paw or twist it somehow.

You need a short lead to walk your dog with and a very long tie-out. I use two 6 feet tie-outs to make a 12 foot one. Make sure your tags are on securely, Sally lost hers right off of her collar one trip.

Will let you know if I think of anything else.

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You'll need, of course, tie outs, (stakes and chains/leads) collar or harness, ID tags, rabies tag. Maybe a rabies certificate. Two bowls--one for food, one for water. Plastic baggies to help keep the area clean (picking up after her) Her usual food, and either water you buy from the store, or gallon jugs filled with your own water. Two drops of bleach per gallon will keep it drinkable but sterilized. Bring a collapsible bowl for hiking, you don't want her drinking "wild" water. Bring her chew toys and a blanket that smells like home. Bring treats, not only because it's a great idea to have her do obediance in strange situations, but you don't want strangers pushing whatever into her mouth just to give her a treat--you'll have treats you approve of for them to feed her. IF she were to get lost, stay in the same spot she last saw you at--she'll come back to there. If you have to set out on foot, have people call AND listen--she may be crying or howling to find you. She may also stop making noise if a stranger calls her name. Two color photos-one close up, one full body as if in a show pose-should be taken whenever you travel, as a just in case. I hope you have a great time! I love camping with my dogs.

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Thanks for reminding me about the photos, I will definately keep an updated photo of the babies in the camper from now on.

Collapsable bowls are great to just keep in your vehicles. I learned the bleach trick from Deb's mom, thanks for reminding me of that one.

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Thanks for all the info and well wishes everyone! We are staying at a camp site that has woods all around, and will be doing some hiking. Abby has been hiking before, so it's not new to her. I've already gotten some of the things mentioned, but I'll make sure to stock up on the rest. Where should she sleep? We are bringing my dad's pick up, and some tents. I just want her to be safe and comfortable. :) Thanks again! :D :D :D

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[b][i]I would also choose tent :) I didn't go camping with my dogs yet,but we going very often to our countryhouse in the mountains and i always take with me two types of injections for first aid that our vet give to as:against poisoning and snake bates,since at the area of my countryhouse vet is not very near.

Anyway :BIG: Happy Birthday and have fun :wink: [/i][/b]

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Where should she sleep?

In the tent! you don't want her to be eaten by something wild...like a raccoon or something...it's best to limit her interaction with wildlife as much as possible. Don't let her eat the droppings of wild animals (yuck) because she could get worms. If you're bringing mosquito spray for you, bring an approved version for her--all sorts of buggies out there are dying to get a taste of her! chiggers, lice, ticks, YUCK

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Thanks for all the much needed info everyone! *HUGS* I had a great birthday today, and the weekend should be a blast, now that I'm fully prepared! :wink: :D U all helped a lot, and Abby says thank u too! We leave tommorow evening, I'll be sure to bring back pics to share, BYE!!!! I'll miss ya'll! :D :bday:

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