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So, I've been trying to feed my puppy kibbles and he doesn't like them..tried a few different flavors and brands and not much success. So I tried a few recipes from this forum and he eats it up !! YAY !!!
so, here is the dilemma.. we'll be going out of the country for 1 week next month. What do you do then. He will be in a kennel.
What do other forum members who give raw food or home cooked food do when they go out of town ?
 

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I prepackage and label a weeks (or however long) worth of 'food in ziploc freezer bags and take it to the boarder, caretaker, kennel, etc. and say "Hey, this is what he eats, the labels say what day/time to feed it." and they do it. Call ahead and make sure they will accomodate raw meat if you're feeding raw. If it's homecooked and not containing bacteria there's no reason for them not to accept it. I've only found issues dealing with raw.
 

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I prepackage and label a weeks (or however long) worth of 'food in ziploc freezer bags and take it to the boarder, caretaker, kennel, etc. and say "Hey, this is what he eats, the labels say what day/time to feed it." and they do it. Call ahead and make sure they will accomodate raw meat if you're feeding raw. If it's homecooked and not containing bacteria there's no reason for them not to accept it. I've only found issues dealing with raw.
This is exactly what I do. However, make sure you put all the smaller baggies in one giant bag. Label the dog's name on EVERY baggie, including the larger one.

You'll still want to call ahead to make sure they can accomodate your feeding a homecooked diet since more than likely you will still be in need of a frig. I avoid at all costs the kennels that want to feed your dog THEIR food and charge you extra for feeding your food. Let's see...putting a dog in a stressful situation (kennel) can cause a dog to have soft/loose stool. Add to it food that he/she has never eaten before, guaranteed explosive loose poops, which will be even more stressful for the dog.
 

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Thanks folks. I'm calling the kennel (which is at our vet's clinic) to see if home cooked and frozen in ziploc bags is fine
 

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There are a few companies that make dehydrated raw foods, you just add hot water to rehydrate it, there is no bacteria in it because of the process so no worries there, you would just have to make sure your dog likes it first. I keep a bag for travel or boarding just in case.
 

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Angele's kennel was good about feeding whatever I wanted him to eat. When he was having some stomach issues I had some special prepared meals and he did great with them. I used the plastic containers (food grade) from the grocery store. And like everyone said - labeled them with name and time to feed.
 
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