Our gorgeous surroundings are calling you and your best friend to take a hike! Here are some pointers to increase awareness and avoid potential hazards in the hills.

First, make sure your pet is fit enough for the hike. Taking an overweight dog on a steep hike should be avoided, especially if he is too heavy for you to carry out.Your dog should come when called; if his recall is not reliable, keep him on a leash.

It is best to take your own water and portable dish to avoid ingestion of contaminated water. And, if he is panting excessively, stop for water breaks. At the end of a fun day in the forest, think about checking for leg lacerations from sticks or rocks, and take time to check for ticks.

Please call us if you have more questions about hiking with your pet! 726-7777.