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Fido’s First Fall Hike: Back to the Woods

Last updated on April 5, 2015

The last week of October is finally here and at long last the cooler snap I was waiting for.”It’s time to go hiking, Tanner! Let’s get ready quickly and get going.” Fido’s first fall hike began~

With our gear ready and our peppermint and cedar oil spray applied for flea and tick protection, we had just one concern—our tummies. I grabbed a bag of trail mix form my snack shelf and looked guiltily at Tanner who appeared to wish there were snacks in his backpack instead of water for us.

I removed his backpack and told him to give me a few minutes to whip up a trail mix for him too. After all, he needs the power of quick energy snacks on the hike as well. Here’s our recipe:

Tanner’s Trail Mix:

  • Fresh Julienne carrots, organic
  • Dried all-natural yams by Canyon Creek, chopped
  • Dried cranberries, organic
  • Peanuts (unsalted), organic
  • Carob chips (all-natural), if weather is cool enough not to melt them
  • Dried all-natural Turkey Chips from Dog Pack Snacks, chopped
  • Organix kibble by Castor and Pollux Pet

 

Tanner was drooling after watching me prepare his snack and I could tell he was ready to devour it momentarily. I reminded him he would be happy to have it after a long walk. I tossed him a few leftover pieces of the ingredients and off we went, fortunately with a friend tagging along who snapped a few shots for this posting.

Special thanks to Tanner for carrying my water and to Lauren for taking photos. What a beautiful day and a wonderful way to enjoy time with my dog.

What’s your recipe for Doggie Trail Mix? I’d love to hear it. I’m compiling a recipe book and will share yours if you like. Send it to me at AllThingsDogBlog@gmail.com. And don’t forget the photos of your pup and the recipe. Happy trails!

Carrie Boyko’s two high-spirited dogs teach her every day how to be a better dog mom. Together they live and write about their natural lifestyle with lots of pet problem-solving at All Things Dog Blog.

Guest post by Carrie Boyko

Comments

  1. Anita Niki Maas says

    we add a few dried bananas and peanutbutter drops ( homemade with peanutbutter , powder milk and honey : you mix 1/2 c peanutbutter and 2 tbsp honey.. then add powdered milk until becomes playdough like.. roll into little balls ) leaving out the kibble.

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