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Dogs Flash Reviews

Helping Senior Dogs Rock the Road

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April 23, 2018
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Senior dogs rock!

They really do. They’re more chill than their younger counterparts, and they know exactly what they like and don’t like (read: lovingly set in their ways).

At 16, Benjamin is loving life. He thrives on two walks a day and combo of Wellness Raw Rev mixed with Nutrishplus an ongoing experimental batch of vitamins & supplements (for another day!).

Traveling with Ben is a breeze, especially with these senior dog hacks to help him rock the road:

Elevated dog bed 

After a long day of hiking & swimming, it’s great to be up off of the dirt & gravel when napping back at camp.

Ben’s version is washable & breathable- plus stackable with his brother’s in the overhead area. 

elevated dog bed for camp

Dog backpack

This pack starts out carrying our water bottle, dog treats & phones for a long hike, but sometimes it ends up carrying a cockapoo! 

We learned on a 6-miler through beautiful Cook’s Forest that Ben might be starting to need a lift on longer hikes. This K9 Sport Sack fits the bill. 

K9 Sport Sack

Tie out cable

Ben has always pretended he couldn’t hear us- but now he pretty much can’t! He also can’t see as well as he used to, so if we left him on his own to wander around, who knows where he’d end up! 

The tie out cable has been fantastic around camp. You can make an overhead line, attach it to the leg of a picnic table, or use the stake-in-the-ground method. 

Tie Out Cable

I can’t resist! Here’s ONE vitamin/supplement we discovered last year that has really upped Ben’s game with NO side effects: 

Glacier Peaks Holistic’s Inflapotion

This secret mix of Marshmallow root, Slippery elm bark, Echinacea, Spirulina, Milk thistle, Red clover and Comfrey leaf is pretty much a wonder pill for Ben.

He takes it once a day (usually with peanut butter), and the best way to put it is that it just seems to make him look more comfortable moving. He looks less stiff & hobbly and seems more flexible with better range of motion.  

Ben on Inflapotion

Are you traveling with a senior dog?

Tell us how you’re making their journey more comfortable in the comments below…Ben would love to know!

There are some great dogs hikes in Pennsylvania! Like here & here.
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