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#210586 - 10/29/10 09:32 PM Pet Survival
OffTheGridReady Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 3
Loc: Texas
My dogs are on a raw diet and really don't like dry food. I guess I need to start storing canned wet food. What are your plans for your pet's survival?
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#210589 - 10/29/10 11:54 PM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
To survival, I plan to cook the chunky dog first...just kidding, sorta.

Seriously though, I don't travel with my dogs. So, they'll be here at home or at a friend's house. If it comes down to a true life or death survival situation at home, then I always have about two weeks of dog food on hand. After that, I'll feed them what I can as long as it doesn't jeopardize the survival of human family members.
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#210592 - 10/30/10 01:08 AM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Lotus makes very good dry/canned food. Serves well as a base for whatever else you want to add, meat, vegetables, etc. To me, pets are like family and I make preps for them accordingly. Don't underestimate how effective a dogs bark can be against two legged and four legged critters. Its like having a 24/7 alarm system and that alone is worth a lot.

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#210602 - 10/30/10 02:28 AM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3265
Loc: USA
My dogs are on dry food and like it. I'm really not doing anything dog-specific for bug in / bug out preparations other than figuring them into my water consumption requirements and keeping a minimum of a week of food on hand for them.

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#210606 - 10/30/10 03:30 AM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 295
My dogs get raw in the am and EVO kibble in the pm, that way in the event of a power outage they can eat kibble in the am and pm with no adjustment, been there and done that more than once. The bags of kibble are dated to be used about 10 to 12 months in advance so I store several bags in plastic containers.

If you want to spend the money there are several companies that make very good freeze dried raw diets that can be stored. However, they are spendy.

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#210612 - 10/30/10 01:21 PM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

Alley cats.

Sauteed with garlic.

Seriously, like Rebwa my dog's kibble is date-stamped for 6 mo to a year so I keep plenty of extra on hand.

Like my car's gas tank, the dog food never goes below half-full.

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#210639 - 10/31/10 02:35 AM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
GarlyDog Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
I also feed our five dogs a raw food. For bug-out purposes and general traveling, we keep a supply of dehydrated raw food on hand. We use http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/products/embark/

For me, it's a little expensive for everyday feeding, but for the past four years, we use it when we travel and it works out great.

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#210689 - 11/01/10 12:24 PM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
We've got catsw and they are like brothers and sisters to my seven year old. We keep at least a month's supply of food and litter on-hand at any given time. We've also got enough cat carriers, pre-loaded with a blankets, for all our four-pawed friends.
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#210723 - 11/02/10 12:09 AM Re: Pet Survival [Re: OffTheGridReady]
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA
Yep, stock up on food and practice FIFO (first in, first out). Make sure you factor pets into your water supply and first aid kits.

Basically, just factor them in like any other family members.

RAW diet would be a bit painful. You might add solar panels to your garage, enough to power a chest freezer.

-john


Edited by JohnN (11/02/10 12:10 AM)

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