Taking a Dog on a Float Trip

Exploring the great Missouri outdoors on a float trip is a great way to back in touch with nature. Many dog owners want to share this experience with their dog, but are not sure if taking them on a float trip would be a good or bad idea. There are many factors that dog owners should take into consideration before packing up Fido and hitting the majestic rivers of Missouri.

Bugs are always a concern when enjoying the outdoors in the summer months. Fleas, ticks and other insects can cause dogs a multitude of ailments. A trip to the vet is always a good idea to make sure the dog is up to date on shots and has the correct insect repellent before heading off into the woods. Also, if the dog has other medical conditions such as arthritis or allergies one should consider whether the dog is physically able to go on a float trip.