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gamersredneckwife

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Posted: 05/25/06 10:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Okay recently I've learned a thing or two about 'dangers' for our pets related to camping or rving...that I'd never thought of before..until it happened to me or I read about...here's a couple of the top of my head...

1. If you have those 'drain' holes in your rv steps and have a pet...'seal' 'em up...or your beloved could loose a toenail or two [emoticon]

2. Bees....Candie has 'grabbed' one out of the air too...and got bitten on the cheek...looked like she had a 'chaw' of tobacco in her mouth...but I didn't know or realize that like people...pets can die of a reaction...I will now thanks to the forum keep liquid benedryl in the rvs just in case....

3. I read recently in Trailer Life about a poor owner who lost a beloved cat because the cat 'got' trapped when she was moving in the slides...now the 'dogs' are normally in the truck at that point..but that's not to say for some reason I wouldn't at some point need to slide in and not know where my pet was [emoticon]

4. I've learned that you really need to be "SURE" about the choice to give your dog a 'relaxant' to help with travel...it sounds like a God send simple fix but there are risks you need to know about...

Okay that's my start...please anyone from past to present knowledge...chime in...and lets keep our pets happy and safe campers [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/25/06 10:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't leave your pet tied outside un-attended to be attacked by a loose animal.





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Posted: 05/25/06 11:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Carry paper copy of rabies shot proof in case furchild needs to bite somebody.

Make sure furchild has a way to get home if lost. Mine are "chipped" and also have 800 number on tags, and embrodered on collar, that is manned 24x7 to get babies home. Also carry current picture to show around if necessary.

Make sure you have in wallet and in RV what happens if you and your family are all killed. We list phone number of person who has agreed to rescue our furchildren no matter where they are, so they don't end up in the pound (I have been told that is furchildrens usual fate when no one claims them immediately). In our case our furchildren are also in our will, that is your choice of course.


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Posted: 05/25/06 11:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chuck&Gail wrote:

Carry paper copy of rabies shot proof in case furchild needs to bite somebody. In our case our furchildren are also in our will, that is your choice of course.


Never thought about carrying shot records...but now that ya mentioned how simply stupid was I not to think of that [emoticon] (shame on me)...

And I guess I've never thought of the pets outliving me...just worried about when 'they'll' leave me....time to rethink that...

Thanks!!!

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Posted: 05/25/06 11:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Water. Strange water/strange minerals can throw your pet's system off all on its own, but also spirochetes/giardia/coccidia and probably a few things I can't even think of can wreak havoc on the your dog's digestive tract and your tent or rv. Those are all found in streams, lakes, puddles and the like.


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Posted: 05/26/06 06:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those who camp in back country areas, keep those dogs on leash. Hawks can attack many small dogs and bigger preditors see larger dogs as a tasty snack. Larger dogs can actually be a threat to the wildlife who live in the area.


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Posted: 05/26/06 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gamersredneckwife wrote:

Okay recently I've learned a thing or two about 'dangers' for our pets related to camping or rving...that I'd never thought of before..until it happened to me or I read about...here's a couple of the top of my head...

1. If you have those 'drain' holes in your rv steps and have a pet...'seal' 'em up...or your beloved could loose a toenail or two [emoticon]

2. Bees....Candie has 'grabbed' one out of the air too...and got bitten on the cheek...looked like she had a 'chaw' of tobacco in her mouth...but I didn't know or realize that like people...pets can die of a reaction...I will now thanks to the forum keep liquid benedryl in the rvs just in case....

3. I read recently in Trailer Life about a poor owner who lost a beloved cat because the cat 'got' trapped when she was moving in the slides...now the 'dogs' are normally in the truck at that point..but that's not to say for some reason I wouldn't at some point need to slide in and not know where my pet was [emoticon]

4. I've learned that you really need to be "SURE" about the choice to give your dog a 'relaxant' to help with travel...it sounds like a God send simple fix but there are risks you need to know about...

Okay that's my start...please anyone from past to present knowledge...chime in...and lets keep our pets happy and safe campers [emoticon]


I once had a dog (~50 lb shep mix) that was allergic to bee stings. Found that out when she very nearly died from one. The vet gave me some Prednizone (sp?) tablets to keep handy. I was to give one of them and 50mg of Benadryl if she was ever stung again. He emphasized that time was critical if that ever happened. Of course I was to then get her to a vet ASAP.


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Posted: 05/26/06 07:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1. When checking into a CG ask to see their phone book, look for a vet that has emergency hours and ask CG owner for the directions.

Post this information on your fridge in MH.
Takes a few minutes to do, but it sure beats running around in circles not knowing who to 'call' or where to 'go' when your pet gets injured while camping. Could save your pets life.

2. Buy a box of small key tags, similar to the ones that car dealers have. The ones where you can write on them. Fill in your cell #, CG you are at and 'their' number when you arrive at the CG AND clip it on your dogs collar. Repeat this process at each CG you stay at with your pet.

3. NEVER leave home without having your dog MICRO CHIPPED first.[emoticon]

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Posted: 05/26/06 07:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We recently camped with our 2 Chi's; it was the lst time camping for the little one. She ended up with a neck strain or some blamed thing. At first the Vet thought it might be allergies from all the fauna/flora stuff at the CG so we started off with liquid Benadryl, then switched to 1/2 81 mg. aspirin after 3 days per the Vet's advice. She finally came out of it but she woke up every morning squealing strangely like something was hurting. She's fine now. We definitely travel with our meds/shot records, etc. for our animals. Can't be too careful.


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Posted: 05/26/06 07:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put your "active" dog on his leash before you open the RV door so he doesn't run off

Give your animals bottled water rather than the campground drinking water because it might upset their digestive system.


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