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Raw and dry food?

September 29th, 2006, 01:01 PM
We have had Byron on raw food for about a week now, and everything seems to be going well. After talking to my wife though, we have realized that there will be times when it will either be difficult or almost impossible to feed him raw food (i.e. when taking him on 3-4 day camping trips). Obviously giving him dry just for those situations will likely upset his stomach. What Iím wondering, is how we could go about feeding him both dry and raw foods. Would it work to make his first two meals of the day raw, with dinner being dry? Or could we do a mix each meal of raw and dry together? Are there certain brands of dry that are more compatible with raw? As stated, we donít want to stop feeding him raw, but we want to make sure that dry wont be a problem for the times when itís all he can have.

September 29th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Cant take a cooler with you? Why not Freeze the food before you go and stick in a small cooler. Should be fine as long as you keep it cool. Just an idea?

September 29th, 2006, 01:14 PM
ah, the miracle of freeze-dried, or dehydrated, raw food for dogs :D it's like kibble for the convenience, but it's not kibble... what do you think?


September 29th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Haha figures, I answer in the other one...leave it to me to screw it up lol

anyway, here is what I wrote in the other

Well i faced the same question about how to feed raw in different places and I found this

they sell it just down the road from work and with this I can feed her anywhere as this doesn't seem to bother anyone, where as throwing down chicken quarters or a fish at work doesn't go over so great

For camping, I would freeze what you need and keep it in a cooler.

September 29th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Great suggestions!

Another option is one of those car fridge/freezers. I bought one and it did come in handy for shorter camping trips - it kept the food frozen or partially frozen for an extra couple of days so it didn't go bad!

September 29th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Hmmm, I like the look of freeze dried and dehydrated. Itís a bit pricey, but if you are only using it for a few days at a timeÖ Coolers unfortunately can be a bit awkward for the kind of camping we do Ė backpacking and canoeing (though we will have to see if Byron will stay in a canoe and wont try to go for a swim). I have been thinking of getting a dehydrator for smaller uses (i.e. making liver jerky). I could dehydrate a few days worth of meals, wonder how long that will take. ;)

Cheers for the ideas! :thumbs up