It’s fun to bring your pets along when you’re camping and they think it’s fantastic, too. They love the outdoors just as much as you do. It’s good for your mood, your health, and your sense of companionship. There are a couple of things to watch out for in making sure your pet has the best experience possible when visiting a new campground.
While pets can experience insect and food allergies, the most likely allergy you can experience when camping is environmental allergies. Your pet may be exposed to things at the campground that they don’t get exposed to in every day life at home such as grasses and pollens.
You may notice your pet sneezing more than normal or that might be licking their feet quite a bit. These are signs that something is affecting them. Fortunately, there are a few remedies you can try to get them back on track and feeling more comfortable again.
Benadryl is commonly used for pets and you should check with your Veterinarian to determine the proper dosage. This will help to alleviate the itching and sneezing, though it may make them sleepy – just as it does in humans. Wash and dry their paws thoroughly when you come in from the outdoors. Carefully check in between their foot pads to be sure nothing is lodged in them. This will assist your pet in removing the allergen and keeping the irritant outside instead of inside your camping vehicle.
If these simple strategies don’t help you may need something stronger, such as a prescription for you pet. Your Vet can advise you what is most likely to help, you may even want to visit your Vet before you leave for your camping trip. That way, you can have things on hand in case you need them.
We hope you and your pet have a wonderful stay with us and we look forward to meeting you soon.