The summer holidays have well and truly started, and many of you might be wondering how you can continue to feed raw when you take your dog away with you.
- By packing your normal raw food straight from the freezer into a cool box and surrounding it with ice packs, you should be able to keep it fresh until you reach your destination.
- You can make your own super-cool ice packs by freezing some water with a little salt to lower its freezing temperature, and then double-bagging the cubes for the journey. If you have a fan-assisted cool box which plugs into the car cigarette lighter, that’s even better.
- By keeping the food cool while you travel, you can transport enough for a long weekend away or the first few days of a holiday. If you’re camping, many sites now offer facilities to refreeze the ice packs to keep the box cool a little longer.
Find a local supplier
- If you are travelling in the UK, then you should be able to find a local independent pet store stocking the range of raw foods your hound prefers.
- If you’ve driven abroad this might be more difficult, but many French supermarkets, for instance, will have a selection of “viande pour animaux” (fresh meat suitable for animals).
- Bring your dog in store before you go away and we can advise you on a meal plan, based on the meats you can buy in most supermarkets, so that you can feed your dog a DIY raw diet while away.
- If the idea of a DIY raw diet is a bit overwhelming, we have a range of products which are the next best thing. We have a range of high quality grain-free wet and dry food options, as well as freeze-dried options and semi moist kibble.
Come in store to get some personal advice on how to best manage the transition for a happy hound on holiday.
Written by: Lucy Ellis