I am looking for feedback from folks who have thru hiked with dogs. I will be hiking next year with my guide dog. He is a lab. I will be doing mail drops with dog food in them and am wondering at what point I will need start really increasing food rations for him. I know dogs metabolize food differently than humans and they don't get "hiker hunger" in quite the same way. I will obviously be checking with my vet on this but know they might not know. And of course, I will check in with vets along our hike and make sure he is at a healthy weight the whole time. And for those who think dogs don't belong on the trail--my dog's happiness, safety, and wellbeing are my top priorities. If he is not happy hiking then we will get off the trail.