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How to handle vacation feeding?

I switched Leo and Rex to Darwin's frozen raw in early June. They are both doing well on this diet. In October we'll be heading to the beach for about 10 days and I am not sure how to handle their meals while we are there. Part of me thinks I should try them on a dehydrated raw diet and take that as it would be easiest. However, Leo had developed stomach pains after eating The Honest Kitchen so I had switched to Canidae Sea Pure kibble and he still had occasional stomach pain. So far he has had no stomach pain eating the Darwin's frozen raw. For those of you who feed raw and travel how do you handle your dogs meals?


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When I travel, instead of Darwin's I feed Emmie ZiwiPeak, which is an air dried raw food from New Zealand that you do not rehydrate like Honest Kitchen. She does well on it.

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Most brands that sell a frozen raw diet also carry the same exact thing in a freeze dried form. We use Nature's Variety and Stella and Chewy's and have been very happy with both brands. Both can be rehydrated, but it isn't necessary; I just like getting the moisture in their diet if what they are eating isn't frozen. Nature's Variety only comes in smaller bags, so I would lean more toward Stella and Chewy's, Northwest Naturals, Primal, ZiwiPeak, etc for travel as they come in larger quantities.

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The Orijen freeze dried comes in a handy biscuit form that is easy to travel with.
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When Sophie was on raw that was my plan too, to use the freeze dried version on trips.
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Sound's like your dog has a sensitive stomach. During our travel I prepared them Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Food and I don't have problem during our travel, for me this is the best food for them even if we're not in travel.


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Thanks all. We ran into another issue that last couple of days. Rexy quit eating the Darwin's completely! After his not eating for 2 days I broke down and gave him some Evanger's kibble. He scarfed it down. I think he's done with raw. I still have quite a bit of the Darwin's food so for the time being Leo will continue on the Darwin's. Not quite sure what I'll do for ongoing feeding for Leo. But I will try Ziwipeak and Stella's dehydrated for vacation. I had tried Ziwipeak with Leo when he was younger and had some issues of stool sticking to the hair on his hiney. I don't really want to deal with that on vacation. Also don't want to deal with his stomach pain issues. I have a couple months so hopefully I can get this figured out before we head out of town!
BTY I have been shut out of the forum for a few days. I am back in though I am not certain that the issue is completely resolved. Hope so!
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I was feeding Ziwipeak venison for a few months. Scout and Truffles loved it. Unfortunately I had the same problem with their stools being too soft. It was a big problem for Scout and his coat. We're back to Acana Grasslands adding vegetables, chicken breasts or beef. Next month Scout and Truffles will be going away with us for a short trip. The freeze dried would be a perfect choice. I have tried all of the freezer dried and they will not touch any of them.

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