Just thought I wouldl start this topic after seeing it mentioned.
I breed Jack Russell Terriers and we travel to camp and shows a lot.
First thing is to make sure when reserving your site that dogs are not just welcome but can be walked around. We ended up in one camp that wouldnt allow us to tie the dogs outside on stakes or put an xpen up. The dogs spend the one day we did stay in the trailer or in their kennels. Not much fun for them.
Get pen and paper and start a To Bring list.
First aid kit - ask your vet for a list of things needed. Most store bought pet kits are very deficient. I always bring hydrogen peroxide to give the dogs if they injest something that is not good for them.
Xpen - with a top and a bottom if your dog digs. This is a nice secure space outside where your dog can see you and enjoy the out of doors without being tied. Also its a nice place to put them when you have company ina 13' Boler
I recomend the screw on type of water and food bowls for the xpen. You will find them in the small animal or bird section of your pet store for small pets and in the dog section for larger dogs. The clip on type get knocked over very easily. Also, I do not leave food in the kennel when the dog isnt there because of uninvited guests that can carry fleas, ticks and diseases. The removable bowls are easy to take out.
And God forbid,
Has your best buddy been tango-ing with a striped friend lately? Is he smelling a little ripe?
Please use care when washing your dog's face. These ingredients all have acidic properties and can cause painful eye irritation. If your dog's eyes are red and swollen, he may have been sprayed directly in the face, please contact your veterinarian about soothing eye drops available. Before starting to wash your dog add a few drops of vegatable oil into their eyes. This will shed any of the mixture that gets in their eyes.
1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (small bottle 30% by volume from the hair supply store mixed up into a 3% solution)
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 teaspoon liquid soap
Mix in a bucket (it will fizz).
Soak your dog's fur, but be careful not to get any in his eyes.
Use a sponge to clean off his head and around his eyes.
Knead solution into the fur and be sure to get every part of him with it.
DO NOT STORE THIS SOLUTION IN A CLOSED BOTTLE ONCE MIXED IT WILL EXPLODE
Here is a short list of items I don't forget:
Leash and harness.
Extra leash and harness for when the first set goes on a walkabout.
Food that they are used to eating. Changes in food can cause diaria.
Water if your pet wont drink strange smelling water.
Bedding and this dosn't count the bedding you share with them at night!
Stake our set up with swivel so they dont get tangled. Long enough lead that can be adjusted to the area available.
Jacket if your furry friend gets the shivers
Dog papers showing vaccinations and ownership
A word to the wise:
DO NOT ever let your dog run free in a park that requires on lead walking. A happy planned trip can turn into a nightmare for you and anyone involved. Loose dogs are not only a danger or in danger they are a problem looking for a moment to happen. People bit, dogs bit,cops involved
, veterinarian bills and court cases are not worth that few moments of freedom you want to give your dog. Some states require the dog to be impounded also and leaving your pet behind when you return home is a terrible option for both you and your pet. Keep your pet safe and happy.
I am looking forward to everyones ideas on this topic.