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Safe Snacks for Your Adventurous Dog when Hiking and Camping

Here are some dog-friendly treats and a recipe for trail snacks to bring along on your next dogpacking adventure.

By Krista Halling DVM CCRP DAVCS

1. Apple slices (without seeds)

2. Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers

3. Coconut flakes (unsweetened)

4. Dog-specific treats

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5. Cat kibble (it is low in calories, high in protein)

6. Broccoli

7. Peanuts and peanut butter (without xylitol)

8. Bananas

9. Watermelon

10. Hugs and pats (always nourishing yet calorie-free!)

Recipe for human-and-dog-grade trail snacks


  • Peanuts
  • Dehydrated fruit (no added sugar): blueberries, strawberries, banana slices, apple slices
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey (ideally raw, for maximum health benefits)

Dog-friendly trail mix

Combine the above dry ingredients in a ziploc bag to share with your furry friend

Dog-friendly trail balls

Chop up the dehydrated fruit into bite-sized pieces. Mix the dehydrated fruit, peanuts, peanut butter and honey, using just enough peanut butter and honey to hold the dry ingredients together. Shape into 2cm balls, roll in shredded coconut and enjoy.

Camp foods that are toxic to dogs

Check out our related article on what foods not to give your furry friend:

Which 13 Common Camp and Trail Foods Are Toxic to Your Dog? – Dogpacking.com

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About the author

Krista Halling is a veterinarian board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and co-founder of Dogpacking.com.

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