Summer is here. That means the weather is perfect for hiking. If you are like many dog lovers, you will most certainly have Fido tag along on your adventures and journeys. As you are stuffing your backpack full of goodies and gear, please consider the things you should bring along for your dog. After all, he really doesn’t have a whole lot of say in this. Here are some essentials you need to pack when going hiking with your dog.
Don’t forget to pack plenty of dog food and doggie treats. You will want to pack more than what your dog normally eats as he will be active and burning a lot more calories than usual. If something comes up and you stay longer than usual, you will want to make sure your dog has enough to eat.
You need to bring a water bowl and water for your dog. You can’t always count on water being available on a trail. Streams, rivers and lakes are great for cooling Fido off and playing, but dogs, just like humans, are susceptible to giardiasis and other water-borne diseases. Plus, having plenty of water will lower the risk of heatstroke.
Here is a sad fact; dogs do get lost. Your dog needs to employ proper and readable tags, be microchipped and you should carry a picture of him in case he becomes lost. It is much easier to show a picture of Fido to others in the area than it is trying to describe him.
We nearly forgot; don’t forget to bring along your dog seat cover from 4Knines. Our quality dog seat cover was designed with attention to detail and durability. Happy hiking and stay safe!