We're hoping to do a lot of camping with our dog. Last time we took his food frozen in a cooler bag and not only did the food thaw but a plastic bag leaked so it was a stinky mess by the end. In the future we won't have room for his frozen food. How much weight will he lose over four days?
I've looked into the dehydrated foods and it's looking like it will cost around $6/day to feed him Honest Kitchen. I'm not sure we can afford that price increase once we factor in everything else we'll be paying to go camping. One of his main foods is a prepared/ground raw that contains meat, bone, and organ. Has anyone dehydrated their own food? If I dehydrate and rehydrate his ground raw will the bone shards still be safe for him to eat (with a fine grind)?
If you're backpacking and don't want to carry many pounds of raw meat what do you feed your dog? Do you do an immediate switch to kibble? Suck up the cost and feed dehydrated?