Woof Trekking Packing Checklist: Dog Basics

Woof Trekking Packing Checklist: Dog Basics

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Happy Friday, everyone! For today’s post, we wanted to give you an in-depth look at what we bring with us on our Woof Treks. We will be focusing on the first section of the packing checklist: Dog Basics. You can find the full checklist at the bottom of this post.

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FOOD

When it comes to feeding our dogs, our vet has fully convinced us to go “grain-free”. We had heard about Taste of the Wild ever since we took Izzy to puppy school six years ago, but thought it was too expensive. However, our vet has since made the case, and now we only feed our dogs the best.


Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food


Wellness Thick & Chunky Stews Natural Wet Canned Dog Food
 

CAN OPENER

A good can opener can be hard to find. We’ve tried both Martha Stewart brand and the Oxo brand openers, with plenty of early success. But after a while, the opener gets all clogged and rusty. That hasn’t happened with our Zyliss.


Zyliss Lock N’ Lift Manual Can Opener with Lid Lifter Magnet
 

FOOD BOWL

Their current food bowls look a lot like the bowl below. They are nice and sturdy, but on the road, they can get a bit bulky.


Petrageous Designs Pooch Basics Pet Bowl

Consequently, we purchased smaller, lighter bowls like the bowl below for future Woof Treks.


Loving Pets Bella Bowl Dog Bowl
 

WATER BOWL

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We bring the same water bowl that the dogs and cat use at home. As mentioned in Woof Trekking, when we are on a hike, we will just pour a small stream of water from our water bottles into our dogs’ mouths and they love it.


PetFusion Premium Brushed Stainless Steel Bowl
 

CRATE

We lug their large crates with us on every single Woof Trek. They don’t actually take up much space, since they are collapsible. Still, they’re heavy! We’ve been looking into alternatives (like this one) but haven’t actually purchased one yet.


Aspenpet Pet Porter Kennel
 

BEDDING

Izzy and Nana each have a blanket in the bottom of their crates. We tried putting in more padded bedding, but they pushed it out of the way. We believe this is because they like the cool feeling of the plastic when they get hot at night.


Pet Dog Cat Blanket Mat Bed with Paw Prints
 

PET WASTE BAGS

We recycle a lot of grocery bags to pick up pet waste, but will occasionally splurge on these. A surprising number of rest areas throughout the country supply these, but it’s best to have your own stock, just in case.


AmazonBasics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser and Leash Clip

 

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