Home Cooking and Raw Feeding for Your Pet on the Road

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Try home cooking and raw feeding for your pet on the road.

The more we understand about pet health, the more we know that the saying, “You are what you eat,” applies to our dogs and cats, too. If you’ve always wanted to try homemade pet food for your dog or cat, but aren’t sure if it can work in the RV, these tips for RVing, home cooking and raw feeding pets will show you it’s possible.

From homemade stews to chicken backs, the options for home-cooked or raw meals for pets are numerous. The challenge of taking it on the road can be overcome with a few easy tips.

Taking Raw Feeding and Home-Cooking into Your RV

Divvy up the portions. Divide pre-made portions by the number of days RVing. Pour into freezer bags and label each with the day of the week. Freeze as flat as possible.

raw feedingSupplement with commercial dehydrated pet food. Premium dehydrated pet food for dogs and cats made by holistic-minded companies will rival any home cooked meals made in our own kitchens. Just add water and a balanced, quality meal is ready in minutes.

Invest in a portable electric camping cooler. Don’t surrender your RV freezer to your pet’s food. Great coolers made by RV refrigerator manufacturer Dometic operate on 120-volt AC, 12-volt DC or 24-volt DC. Keep one in your tow vehicle or plugged into your campsite’s electrical hookup.

Buy freeze-dried raw. When you’re not ready for a cooler, premium freeze-dried raw meat meals for dogs and cats are widely available in high-end pet supply stores.

Carry a baby play mat. Chomping down chicken backs and slurping up homemade stews is messy business. Carry a baby play mat to create a designated and easily cleaned eating surface.

Pets give us so much and ask for so little. With practice, you may find that RVing, home cooking and raw feeding pets is easier than you thought.

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  1. Anonymous

    Isn’t giving a dog chicken backs dangerous? Small pieces of bone and spine can get caught in their throats. Take the meat off first.

    • I was referring to raw, uncooked bones, which are actually soft and safe for most dogs to eat (just as they would in the wild). It is the basis of the “Bones and Raw Food” diet. Never give dogs cooked bones, which splinter. And always check with your vet first.