This article is from the Hiking/Backpacking With Canines, by Terri Watson with numerous contributions by others.
As should be apparent from above, the dog's rabies vacination and dog
license should be current. The dog should be current on all other
regular vacinations as well and you may want to ask your vet about
additional vacinations or medical precautions applicable in your area.
Some examples include: heatworm medication (only start this after
having a test that shows your dog does not currently have heartworm),
lyme shot, flea and tick control, and bordatella vacination (kennel