Travelling With a Raw Food Diet

At Domestic Carnivore, we believe that travelling with a raw food diet can be simple and we will assist you to make it as easy as possible. We are always available to ensure your dogs and cats are happy, healthy, and well fed. If you are planning a vacation, this blog will make it easy for you to prepare for the trip. 
Tazz on vacation in Muskoka.


If you are bringing your dog or cat with you on vacation, first find out if you are going to have refrigeration. If you are travelling for less than 4 days, a mini-fridge or plug in cooler is all you will need. Simply bring your pet’s food with you and store it the same way you would at home. To make it easy, portion out the food into meal size containers or bags before you leave the house. Pre-made diets are perfect for travel as raw meaty bones can be messy.
If you are travelling for more than 4 days with your pet, make sure the destination has a freezer and that the food is kept frozen during the drive. Make sure to pack a couple extra days in case you get stuck or decide to extend your vacation.
Tazz gives the bear a hug. 


Air-dried, freeze-dried, and dehydrated foods are excellent alternatives to raw food if you don’t want the worry of refrigeration or food handling. Our top recommendation is ZiwiPeak air-dried food. This food is from New Zealand and is available for both dogs and cats. This food comes in a re-sealable bag and you just scoop and serve the appropriate portion. We also recommend NRG dehydrated food, which requires water to rehydrate before serving.

ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Dog and Cat Food is a great raw travel alternative 

Not travelling with your pet? No problem!

Domestic Carnivore makes it easy to travel worry-free. Whether your pet is staying with family, friends, a dog sitter, or at a kennel, we will provide the same support that we do with you. We recommend that you provide their caretaker with our business card and they can contact us any time with questions. Our feeding guidelines brochure can be given to your pet care provider to make sure the food is fed correctly.

The above food options are also great for pets that are staying with care providers. Complete raw patties are recommended to make feeding accurate and simple. If your pet’s caretaker isn’t comfortable with raw, ZiwiPeak is a great alternative for your pet to maintain optimal nutrition.

Tollden Farms offers a variety of complete raw diet patties.              
Available in 4oz. and 8oz. patties or 5lb blocks.  


If your pet runs out of food while you are away, we can use our records to recommend the right food for your pet. We also have several pet sitters and boarding facilities that we can recommend. For boarding, we work with Holly’s Pride to ensure your pet is properly cared for while you are away.
Holly’s Pride of Ancaster:
If you are taking care of a pet on a raw diet and you have a question or need advice, please feel free to contact us.
Phone: 289-238-8000
In Store: 1142 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, Ontario