If you travel with your dog, you do not necessarily have to do without barefoot. What options you have on holiday to feed your dog with fresh meat, and what alternatives there are, we tell you here.
Do you also belong to the dog owners who prefer to produce the food for their four-legged friend and do not like to leave their dog alone at home when they go on holiday? Barefoot on holiday is unfortunately not quite as easy as you would like to be a convinced barfer. But: If you start in time with the preparations, the fresh meat feeding during the holidays is no problem.
What changes on vacation in dog nutrition?
The holiday season is usually accompanied by more movement for the dog. Whether running, swimming or other activities, the dog organism usually runs at full speed. Not infrequently, four-legged friends lose in the break even a few pounds. All the more important is the right feeding. If you were to cook your dog at home, you must consider these peculiarities during your vacation.
Where can you buy meat for lunch on holiday?
Of course, it depends on where you spend your holidays, but often you can barge your dog during vacations as well as at home - and just need to adjust the portion sizes something. The prerequisite: a supermarket with a fresh meat counter or possibly even a butcher, where you can ask for slaughterhouse waste.
Tip: Inquire about the conditions at the destination before you travel. So you can find in advance butchers who sell you fresh meat. Vegetables, which complement the feed according to the Barf principle, are usually available in every supermarket. Remember to pack a blender to chop up carrots and co.
Can the fresh meat be stored on vacation?
All this assumes, however, that there is a sufficiently large frozen food at the resort. So even if you can get meat to barf for your dog, adequate storage of meat can be a problem. Accommodations such as hotels or cabins do not always have a fridge. In that case, you have to go for alternatives.
What are alternatives to Barfen on vacation?
Who is not able to get fresh meat for the dog or to store this appropriately, for which there is still barf replacement. For example, you can use dried meat, which you can simply soak in water on site and then serve to your four-legged friend.
Another substitute option, where your animal friend does not have to do without his valuable fresh meat: Reinfleischdosen. The food is particularly suitable for bridging the time, in which you may not be able to shop at the resort, because you arrive about on a Sunday.
Among other things, the meat of the jam may contain offal, rumen, bones and cartilage, as well as muscle meat and can easily be fortified with vegetables and oil. It is therefore a good basis for a meat-rich diet of your dog, as it demands the barfen once.
Even less effort you have as a dog owner at Barfen on vacation, if you switch to wet food at short notice. A complete feed not only has a high meat content, but also contains a mix of vitamins, fiber and minerals.
Tip: If you are on vacation to an alternative to Barf, then you should change the diet of your dog already one week before departure. In this way, the digestive tract of your four-legged friend gets used to the substitute food very slowly. After the holiday it is exactly the opposite. Then it is time to carefully switch your four-legged friend back to Barf.