How to Roadtrip With Your Dog’s Raw Food

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Here’s How to Pack Your Dog’s Raw Food while roadtripping

When we started roadtrip while feeding Rudy a raw food, I wasn’t sure what was the best way to pack.

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Rudy’s Raw Food

We feed Rudy a raw food grind from Raw Delivery MN. We’re newer to the raw diet & it makes feeding raw less overwhelming as a newbie. There are many pre-made grinds out there for you to check out.

Step 1: Pre-Measure & Pack Your Raw Food

Using Ziplock bags (or even better, re-usable ziplock bags) measure out & package your dogs food. For easier packing, use a rolling pin, or a Nalgene water bottle to roll out the food so that it’s flat & easier to pack.

Step 2: Pre-Measure & Pack Your Daily Supplements

Freezing your pup’s supplements can decrease their effectiveness. As a result, it’s best to pack your pup’s supplements separately.

Add your supplements to a Vitamin Organization Box that is clearly labeled for your pet (to avoid mixing it up with your own).

Step 3: Prepping Raw Food

Place your pre-measured out food into a ziplock bag. We use a sandwich size bag for our pup. You may need bigger or smaller bags for your pup.

I squeeze all the air out of the bag & then roll the bag with a Nalgene water bottle to flatten the bag as best I can. Rolling your bag will only work if you use a grind.

Step 4: How We Store Our Raw Food While Driving

Before I purchased our cooler, I spent time looking at people’s comparisons between RTIC Coolers & YETI Coolers. After watching & reading several reviews from people who own both, I decided RTIC was the best bang for our buck.

I purchased the RTIC 45 Cooler (affiliate link). I love our cooler, but if I could go back, I’d buy the RTIC 65 Cooler

Step 5: How to Pack Your Cooler

Additional Tips

  • Pre-freeze your raw food that your pup will eat later on in your trip, refrigerate raw food that you’ll feed in the coming 1-3 days
  • You can add a separator in your cooler if you’d like 1 side of the cooler to be for your dog’s food & the other side to be your food.

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