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As many of you know, Sheba’s my PAWtner-in-crime and tags along with me whenever she can. If you’re new around here, let me tell you about my best bud.
I adopted my beagle/chow mix Sheba 5 years ago on a total whim. I wasn’t expecting to adopt a dog anytime in my near future but when I waltzed into the Humane Society’s adoption event at a store (in passing), I knew I had to get her! And while she gave me a few grey hairs early on with her adventurous spirit, I can still confidently say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
While most of our adventures are local (visiting friends, family, or just a quick run for takeout), it’s important to me to always have Sheba’s essentials handy, whether we’re just out for the day or traveling on a lengthier trip.
The core essentials? Food and water. I usually carry a bottle of water that I can easily pour into a dish for her, and if we’re able to bring/pick ’em up, she’ll even get a few ice cubes to go with it (they’re much needed living in Florida)!
PEDIGREE® Pouches and Dry Complete Nutrition Food
When it comes to food, it’s important to have something easy to transport and mess-free. And with PEDIGREE® Pouches, treating and eating on the go just got a whole lot easier!
Since I already do quite a bit of shopping at Walmart for things like snacks, personal care, home, etc., it only makes sense to make a stop in the Pet section to pick up Sheba’s PEDIGREE® POUCH Bacon, & Cheese/Hearty Chicken and PEDIGREE® Dry Complete Nutrition Chicken while I’m at it!
And because my pup is just a taaaaad spoiled, I’ve been using PEDIGREE® Pouches as a “treat topping,” mixing a bit into her regular dry food. She can’t get enough of it! Like continuing to lick the bowl even though there’s nothing left status. Happy pup, happy life, right?
When it comes to the wet/dry food mix, here are a couple helpful guidelines for feeding (note: individual dogs needs may differ):
- Feed 3 pouches daily per 10 lbs. of adult dog (for wet food only)
- Mix It Up: Add in Dry. Replace ½ cup of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition with 1 pouch (1 pouch = 3.5 oz., 1 cup = 8 oz. measuring cup).
Other items I usually carry for Sheba when on-the-go aren’t technically essentials, but they’re still used quite a bit!
A Leash (with a Poop Bag Dispenser Attached)
While I’d love for Sheba to be potty-trained (like Jinxy in Meet the Parents), that’s just not how dog life works. Having bags handy for pick-up is key and since my pup has a history of being a little TOO adventurous, she always needs to be on a leash (unless we’re in a fenced in area).
For any adventure (especially those longer travel ones), Sheba always loves having a favorite toy or two to play with! Her go-tos are her squeaky + fuzzy lambchop and a bouncy strawberry ball!
A Cozy Blanket
Sheba always ends her days snuggling up in her Rudolph + Clarice blanket I made a couple years ago. Since it’s a comfort of hers, it’s something I always carry for her, especially when we’re away from home. Because who doesn’t want to be cozy when it’s time to get some rest after a day of adventuring?!
Have you tried PEDIGREE® Pouches? What are some essentials you bring when on-the-go with your pup?