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Hi... tried searching the forums but didn't really find anything that answered my question specifically so here it is.

Background:

We have a 2 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever he's been on raw food for a year and a half.
We buy it from a butcher shop that does things like 50lbs of ground chicken & bone for 50$. and a wide variety of other meats as well. He will also get a marrow bone at least once a week, and a meaty bone for a meal once a week or around that.

He currently gets 185 grams of raw food twice a day. (which we are slowly bringing up a bit as we brought the amount down as he was a bit overweight)...

He also gets a Vetri-Science Laboratories Canine Plus Supplement X 2.


This is all the food he gets no kibble etc... (other then treats of course lol)

Question:

On camping trips when taking the car we usually just bring a cooler specifically dedicated for the dog with enough food, or just research where we can buy raw food and its not as much of an issue.

We have recently wanted to go on overnight backpacking trips or several night backpacking trips, and the extra weight of raw food, plus the fact that it needs to be kept cold has become a real damper for us.

Looking at the ZiwiPeak Real Meat Gran-Free Air-Dried Raw Dog Food and wondering if that's an alternative for say a 3 day overnight backpacking trip?

Anyways any helpful ideas would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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Yeah, the freeze-dried raw foods seem ideal for backpacking. . .they weigh almost nothing. There are a bunch of different brands so you can have your pick--Stella & Chewy's, Nature's Variety, Nutrisca, etc.
 

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Just wean him to whatever you decide to use before the trip and carry a lot more food than he usually eats. Sassy got 1.5x her usual and even with pot and plate scrapings she came home from our short easy backpacking trips a bit skeletal.
 
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