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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Raw Fed Dog and SAR

I have my K9 on raw, which is fine for local trainings, but when we have to go out of county for a couple of days it makes it really hard for me to maintain Kaio and his food. I have been bringing a dry ice cooler, but am hoping someone has a more convenient method that I could glean from.
Is there any one else who has a raw fed search dog? What do you do when you are deployed on a search or on a long training?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 10:42 PM
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I used to feed raw and I managed with a cooler and wet ice but it was a wilderness dog so no long deployments.

I know some folks keep their raw fed dogs up on Honest Kitchen or embark or other such very meat/bone based food - even some use Evo or other grain frees so the dog can switch.

Right now I have too much going on and my "dog" freezer has gone to .... ahem...other storage purposes so......we are just doing TOTW

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My first though was the freeze dried raw. ya know the stuff you re-hydrate.

Just an idea. :/

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't heard of freeze dried stuff, any idea of where to get that? We don't have the issue often, but we do get trainings that go all weekend on a fairly regular basis. Thank you

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Steve's Real Food - Freeze-Dried Products

Addiction Raw Dehydrated Food - Herbed Lamb & Potatoes

Stella & Chewy's - Stella's Super Beef Freeze-Dried Dinner

Those are 2 brands I found. I haven't heard of addiction before, But i have heard good things about steve's as well as Stella and chewy's.

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Dehydrated Raw Food - Dehydrated Raw Food Luke's All Natural Dog and Cat Pet Food

There are a few more brands on this page.

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The Honest Kitchen - has a variety of products and sizes.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-03-2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much. I checked those sites out and found exactly what I need. I so appreciate this, you all have saved a frantic new handler's sanity!!

Taylor

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Yay Glad I could help. what brand did you end up going with?

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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I went with Honest Kitchen, it's small sizes are easy to pack and it doesn't give Kaio bowel problems. We went to Idaho recently and it was a good testing ground, it worked out really well. Thank you again for your help!!

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