If you’re going to be taking a camping trip or hiking with your dog soon, there are some things to think about when you’re in the planning stages. While these activities are fun for us humans, they can be dangerous for pets if you aren’t prepared. Below you’ll find the best tips for helping your dog stay safe.

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Planning ahead often means thinking about the worst-case scenario, so talk to your dog’s veterinarian about your trip and make sure he’s in good health before you bring him along. Prepare for any injuries, especially if you’ll be bringing your dog along on the trails.

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