I feed Chester and Gretel all-meat, frozen raw dog food. I didn’t see the difference in energy most claim with raw food until I switched to food that was 90% or greater raw meat and bones. After the switch, my senior dog Chester started acting like a kid again.
Frozen raw food is impossible to take on an adventure road trip (no hotels with freezers) or on an overnight hike with your dog though. I don’t want to risk Chester reverting to his old, slower self so I am really hesitant to go back to kibble for convenience when we are away from home.
I’ve tried feeding Chester and Gretel different “convenient” raw dog foods. We’ve tried:
- Freeze dried raw dog food (I found that it can crumble and get “dusty”. Gretel chokes on the dust when she scarfs her food).
- Dehydrated raw dog food that you reconstitute with water (It’s a decent is option when staying in hotels but it’s not convenient when you are sleeping in a tent or your car).
- Air-dried raw food (The particular brand we tried was thin and had pointy corners which, again, caused Gretel to choke on it).
Finding the perfect raw food to take adventuring seemed to be impossible. However, I think I found the perfect adventuring dog food for us recently when I was given the opportunity to try the Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Grain-free Air Dried Beef Dog Food.
MaxMeat dog food meets our criteria of being made with 90% human-grade meat. The shape of the food is “little chunks” instead of flat, thin squares with pointy edges, and the jerky-like texture is chewy, so Gretel doesn’t choke on it.
Meeting my “shape”, quality, and convenience criteria is nothing though if Chester and Gretel don’t like the food. I tried feeding it to them as a treat first to see what they thought of it. See for yourself – Chester could barely control himself.
They liked it so much, I immediately ordered two more bags for our upcoming dog-friendly adventure road trip.
The MaxMeat dog food is great because it’s saves space – I can an use it for food AND for treats (Although who are we kidding? I always bring a ton of treats for Chester and Gretel when space allows).
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Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.