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  1. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    We're going camping at the end-ish of November and we're taking the 2 young dogs (guess I can't call them pups anymore since they're almost 2! :eek: ).

    What are some good things to bring? Share your lists of what you bring when you bring your dog/s on trips!
     
  2. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    extra blankies, i think no matter where you are it gets chilly at nights in novmember :p

    for our doggy camping bag i do extra blankies and pjs, towels (for rain or swimming), extra collars and leashes (just in case) some of those easy divide wet food packets, but mine are picky and wont eat dry food on the go lol) treats, a couple toys, a tie out, and dog safe bug spray. as well as a first aid kit.
     
  3. Lolas Dad

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    Crate
    Food
    Toys
    Treats
    Water, yes I said water because anywhere you go and use the water may upset your dog's stomach.
    Doggy toothbrush
    Doggy toothpaste
    Dog Comb
    Extra leashes, one is 16 foot, one is four foot and one is six foot.
    Bicycle
    Bicycle trailer so that Lola can be a back seat rider :rofl1:

    Also for myself I bring my laptop in case their is wireless access. If you have one you might want to do the same so that you can post here any pics from your trip and let us know how your having a wonderful time without us :)
     
  4. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Hey Foxy, what is a dog safe bugspray?
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Yes, I would like to know the same!
     
  6. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    We actually go back packing, not camping. Since we carry everything on our backs we keep things to a minimum.
    doggy first aid kit
    food
    treats
    water
    retractable leash (16 foot)
    normal 6 ft or 4 ft leash
    rain jackets
    tie outs and stakes
    a rubber squeeky toy

    since you are not carrying this all on your back you could bring more stuff. but thats all i ever bring and we stay gone 4 or 5 days at a time.
     
  7. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    What exactly is in a first aid kit for dogs?
     
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    Amstaffer New Member

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    First Aid Kit for Dogs

    # Roll cotton
    # Some cotton balls
    # Gauze pads
    # Gauze tape
    # Hydrogen peroxide (check the expiration date)
    # Hydrocortisone ointment
    # Scissors
    # Eyewash
    # Silver nitrate
    # Tweezers
    # Oral syringes
    # Pediolyte® or other balanced electrolyte fluid
    # Baby food – meat flavors work best
    # Large towel
    # Exam gloves
    # 1 inch white tape (in addition to gauze tape)
    # Rolls of elastic wrap
    # Emergency ice pack
    # Thermometer (both oral and rectal thermometers can be used rectally)


    Dog Owner's Guide:First aid kit

    * Gauze sponges -- 50 four-by-four inch sponges, two per envelope
    * Triple antibiotic ointment
    * Rubbing alcohol
    * Ear syringe -- two ounce capacity
    * Ace self-adhering athletic bandage -- three-inch width
    * White petroleum jelly (Vaseline or similar)
    * Eye wash
    * Sterile, non-adherent pads
    * Pepto Bismol tablets
    * Generic Benadryl capsules -- 25mg, for allergies
    * Hydrocortisone acetate -- one percent cream
    * Sterile stretch gauze bandage -- three inches by four yards
    * Buffered aspirin
    * Dermicil hypoallergenic cloth tape one inch by 10 yards
    * Hydrogen peroxide
    * Kaopectate tablets maximum strength
    * Bandage scissors
    * Custom splints
    * Vet Rap bandage

    Other suggested items were:

    * Blanket
    * Tweezers
    * Muzzle
    * Hemostats
    * Rectal thermometer
    * Ziplock bags
    * Paperwork, including the dog's health record, medications, local and national poison control numbers, regular veterinary clinic hours and telephone numbers, and emergency clinic hours and telephone number.
     
  9. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    doggy safe "bug spray" would be:

    anything BABY safe
    or
    home made:
    use 1/2 a cup of water 1/2 a cup of rubbing alcohol, and add, about 5 drops of catnip oil (its kinda expensive and unles syou make your own essentials, youll likely have to order it online) and then add other "bug repelant" essential oils untill you get a small you like, lemon verbena, lemon grass, peppermint, teatrea, penny royal, lavender, lemon thyme ect) pick 1 or a couple (peppermint teatree smells yummy and is also good for stings/bites, wounds (teatrea is an antiseptic and peppermint is cooling). lemon is great for repelling bugs and catnip oils is as effective as deet...
    you could use just the catnip oil but its not exactly the best smelling of the oils and i like to either do lemon scneted or lavender in there to cut the musky smell of catnip oil.

    use in a spritz bottle, its safe for people, babies, and pets!
     
  10. BerryBye

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    I use this. Absorbine Supersheild - Green 950ml-On Sale until Jan 31 2010 [STP0023]

    Absorbine Supersheild - Green
    The all natural spray that offers an effective alternative to chemical insecticides. Environmentally friendly. A water based, non irritating formula of citronella, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lavender, pennyroyal, pine needle and witch hazel, combined with lanolin and aloe coat conditioners
     
  11. Psyfalcon

    Psyfalcon Fishies!

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    Toy
    Leash
    Rope to tie to tree or car
    Food.

    First aid kit is good, if you know what to do with it. Otherwise, you might as well do just as you would at home without a first aid kit, rush off to the vet.

    Water, maybe, if the dog had problems before... I have a hard time keeping Buster from drinking roadway puddles and random ponds, and even that hasn't made him "sick" I am ok with changing water sources.

    Dog Bug spray would be good. Last time I had to resort to smearing a bit of human grade stuff on my head, then scratching his ears.
     
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    This would concern me because I'm sometimes preoccupied and forgetful.

    I find it convenient to put the loop end of the leash over the hitch ball on my rear bumper while I'm locking the house door and unlocking the truck door to get in. It's a bad habit that could have regrettable consequences.
     
  13. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    For one dog, we bring:

    2 tie outs
    3 leashes
    2 collars
    1 bed
    Water bowl
    Food bowl
    Food (we bring extra just in case)
    Treats
    Toys
     
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    When I camp, I am the only ones with the keys, and we're normally 30 miles from any place to drive to. Very little chance of driving off, but often, very few trees or solid ground to tie off to otherwise.

    If you are forgetful, or have people coming and going, it can be a bad idea.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    A reflective collar or one of those blinking things you can put on the collar. I have been eyeballing that light up collar they have on the banner ad for some time. Need to be able to see your dog in the dark..especially if they are loose.
     
  16. Lizmo

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    Yeah, I definitely plan on getting either the collar with a light or an orange reflective collar!
     
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    Bottled water (just in case) and a tick remover gadget/tweezer.
     
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    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    When we go camping/backpacking/hiking I bring:
    -doggy first aid kit
    -snap on 2-in-1 water bottle/bowl and more extra water
    -treats
    -bait bag
    -extra leashes and collar
    -food
    -harnesses
    -refective leashes (I still need reflective collars)
    -Millie's SD vest, just in case
    -toys

    We carry it in backpacks.

    That's all I can think of right now.
     

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