Raw Feeding On The Go Ft. Sojos Dehydrated Dog Food

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Sojos dehydrated raw dog food.

Many folks have asked us how we feed our dogs when we travel.  If you are a raw feeder you have probably had this moment as well, when you’re packing everything and it hits you–how the heck are we going to feed the dog(s)?  If you’re going camping, you can’t just lug a cooler of raw meat around with you.  If you’re in a hotel, better find one with a mini kitchen and be prepared for only enough room for one meal at a time and multiple trips to the store.  Well we’re here to put your mind at ease, folks.  You CAN raw feed while you’re away from home, and it’s not as inconvenient as you might think.

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Dehydrated dog foods have made a big splash in the pet food industry in the past few years.  Not only are they lightweight (makes backpacking with your dog so much easier), but they are easy to prepare.  You just add water.  That’s it!  What could be easier than that?  I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling, I’m stressed out enough worrying about everything else (packing, making sure everyone else is packed, etc).  I don’t want to have to stress out about trying to find a meat market nearby our vacation spot or carrying a giant bag of kibble and trying to make room for it in the already jam-packed van.  Not to mention, if my dogs are already eating raw, putting them onto kibble for the sake of convenience while on the road is likely to cause some digestive upset.  No one wants to deal with the dogs’ digestive upset when you’re on the road, in a nice hotel, etc.

One of our favorite dehydrated raw brands is Sojos.  One pound rehydrates to four pounds of fresh food.  When you open the package the first thing you notice is the smell–amazing.   The combination of spices and chunks of meat and veggies are easy to make out just by looking at it.  Not so with kibble.  For example, the photo above is their Lamb Recipe.  See if you can pick out some of the ingredients from the list below:

lamb, sweet potatoes, whole egg, celery, broccoli, yellow split pea , flax seeds, banana, tricalcium phosphate, fenugreek seed, peppermint, dandelion leaf, dried alfalfa, ginger root, dried kelp, zinc sulfate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin D3 supplement

When you add water to the mixture it’s a little easier to make out what’s what:

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Looks pretty good, right?  There are so many varieties, your dog will never get bored and you don’t have to stress about shopping for different proteins to rotate in any given week.  Honestly, you don’t have to stress about anything with this food.  They even have grain-free varieties and a grain-free mix (everything except the meat) in case you want to add your own proteins.  And yes, they make treats and cat food, too!

 

Venisons web
INGREDIENTS: venison, whole egg, cranberries, celery root, green peas, purple sweet potatoes , flax seeds, parsnip, green beans, almond bran, coconut, tricalcium phosphate, dried kelp, chard, dried alfalfa, ginger root, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: crude protein 43% min., crude fat 13.5% min., crude fiber 6.7% max., moisture 10% max. calorie content (me calculated, as fed) 3721 kcal/kg, 241 kcal/cup
Boar web
INGREDIENTS: wild boar, whole egg, cranberries, celery root, green peas, purple sweet potatoes , flax seeds, parsnip, green beans, almond bran, coconut, tricalcium phosphate, dried kelp, chard, dried alfalfa, ginger root, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: crude protein 38% min., crude fat 21% min., crude fiber 6.2% max., moisture 10% max. calorie content (me calculated, as fed) 4140 kcal/kg, 268 kcal/cup

 

 

 

All Natural Treats
Several awesome treats to choose from!

 

Sojos is one of the brands we will be bringing with us on our upcoming trip.  Tune in to see how the dogs like the dehydrated raw vs the fresh raw they normally eat at home.  If you aren’t subscribed to our video channels, do so now so you don’t miss any of the cool stuff we’ll be bringing along to review.

Just a few more days!

 

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12 Comments

  1. DZ Dogs July 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Yummm…what do you regularly feed your dogs?

    1. Shannon Adams July 30, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Standard raw diet–rotated proteins, vegetables, fruits. I do keep kibble around, esp when pups are to be going to a home that doesn’t want to raw feed, so I can transition them earlier and give the families a little better start than dealing with a pup that may have soft poos due to a switch in diet. 😉

      1. DZ Dogs July 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        Nice! Right now we’re doing high quality kibbles with supplements, I feed our pups kibbles with goats milk, rotate the kibbles semi regularly (both brand and protein for balance), I keep thinking of making the switch to raw.

  2. Dachshund Nola July 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I feed the Wild Venison a few times a week as part of the dogs’ rotation. They love it, and it’s so much easier (and takes up less space!) than “actual” raw.

    1. Shannon Adams July 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I really like that one. Yes, mine love it, too. And yay for taking up less space!

  3. GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES July 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Looks like they’ve given many raw food preparers a solution to travel dilemmas. I’m feeding dehydrated human grade now and it was great to travel with. I took a thermos filled with hot water and we were fine.

    1. Shannon Adams July 30, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Yes! It is becoming so much more convenient, which made me soon happy. Gone are the days when I send my handlers with big coolers full of raw meat, LOL!

  4. Pawesome Cats August 6, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    That looks like a really wholesome meal for the dogs, and if it’s convenient to feed all the better.

  5. Oz the Terrier August 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Dehydrated or freeze-dried is the way to go when traveling with a raw fed dog! The Sojos looks delicious.

    1. Shannon Adams August 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      You’re right, it truly is the way to go. And man, it smells SO good! Like a really good soup mix! 🙂

  6. Barbara Rivers January 31, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Sojos is great for traveling & when we’re in between raw shipments 😉