Dog power bars?

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Dog power bars?

Postby Mattie Mo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:26 pm

I'm a newbie and was wondering what are the best treats for my dog while hiking 14'ers. Is there such a thing as "power bars" for dogs, that gives them extra energy?

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Postby cheeseburglar » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:03 pm

I take a summer sausage along and share it with them at the summit.
Dogs love summer sausage!
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Postby Paula » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:28 am

Peanut butter sandwiches. I make their sandwiches and my own out of those 100 calorie sandwich thins because they pack better than standard sliced bread.

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Postby peter303 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:48 am

cheeseburglar wrote:I take a summer sausage along and share it with them at the summit.
Dogs love summer sausage!

Some dogs a sensitive to spices in human foods.
As with all the suggestions list in this thread, I'd test them in advance so not to have carry a sick dog down the mountain.

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Postby Steve Climber » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:03 am

I just take a ziplock of her standard kibble and maybe some training treats for her summit celebration. Getting her to stand still long enough to eat is the real trick. One thing to keep in mind is bloat...some dogs (particularly deep chested dogs) are susceptible to it. If they are panting hard and filling their stomach with air while eating, you could end up with a very bad situation if their stomach flips high on the hill or way out in the BC.
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Postby Tory Wells » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:30 am

I used to give my dog the Clif bars I bought, because I hated them. She didn't seem to mind. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dog power bars?

Postby Nicole and Zoe » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:27 am

Zuke's out of Durango makes "Power Bones". My dog loves them and I've noticed she has more stamina on long hikes, but it could be the same with any calorie dense food. She'll also steal my homemade granola. There are tons of recipes online for making your own treats too. I second the suggestion to try any new foods at home first in case it gives them digestive issues.
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Postby highpilgrim » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Kafka approaching power bar.

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Postby LupinMorningwake » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:31 pm

I second the Zukes treats. My dogs love them and they do seem to have more energy when hiking.

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