Not only have I become passionate about traveling with Wynston, but I’ve taken a particular interest in how to travel on a budget. Part of traveling with your dog on a budget includes bringing your own snacks. When you pack your own food, you save money and generally eat healthier. So grab a cooler and pack these snacks to share with your dog on a road trip!
Snacks to Share With Your Dog on a Road Trip
Taking a road trip with Wynston is one of my favorite things to do. They are relaxing, freeing and full of adventure. Whenever we hit the road I always bring our own food in order to save money and avoid stopping to grab drive-thru junk food. Just remember to grab a cooler and ice packs before packing some of the following items:
Sandwiches are filling, delicious and you can make them how you want! Here are some tips for making a sandwich to share with your pup:
- Use plain bread, such as whole wheat white bread.
- Peanut butter and jelly is a great option. Use strawberry jelly (absolutely not grape, as grapes are toxic to dogs) and be sure that the peanut butter does not contain xylitol.
- You can put chicken, roast beef, ham or turkey on your sandwich. Feed your dog turkey in moderation, however, as too much can cause pancreatitis.
- Keep the sandwiches simple as to avoid a mess.
- Use healthy veggies that are safe for your dog to eat.
Beef jerky is an easy treat to pack up and share with your pup. Stick to plain beef jerky. It’s definitely not a good idea to share teriyaki or jalapeno flavor with your pooch.
Delicious fruits you can share with your dog include:
And don’t forget the veggies:
- Sugar snap peas
Unsalted peanuts are easy to munch on during a road trip. Your dog will enjoy them, also!
Meat and Cheese Kits
Remember Lunchables? Yeah, well, they make something similar for adults! You can purchase meat, cheese and cracker kits at regular grocery stores like Walmart, HEB, Fry’s and Kroger. They are an excellent source of protein for you, and you can share the meat and cheese with your dog!
Pack some plain greek yogurt to enjoy when you make a pit stop during your road trip. Make sure you bring a spoon, and allow your dog to have a few bites or lick the container. Avoid yogurts with high sugar content.
Chicken is healthy and delectable for you and your pup whether it’s cold or warm. You can share chicken with your dog in a variety of forms, including chicken nuggets, sliced chicken, a chicken sandwich and more.
I absolutely love traveling and taking road trips with Wynston. We’ve become experts in the matter, and look forward to discovering new places for years to come!
If you’re interested in traveling with your pup, visit our page about traveling with dogs.