Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Senior Dog Supplements for Hip & Joint Pain
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health
Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health

Hike Again - Mobility & Joint Health

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Weight Toy and Small Breeds (Up To 16kg / 35lb)

Are hikes becoming less fun for your aging pal? Does your dog struggle to get up from lying down? Are they finding jumping into the car or onto the couch hard? Are stairs a challenge? 

Your dog doesn’t need to struggle. We can help. Hike Again is formulated to support healthy joints, boost mobility, and improve the quality of your dog’s life.

The Hike Again formula is recommended for dogs seven years and older, dogs with outdoor lifestyles, and working or active dogs.

 

FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM LIGHT BREEDS (UP TO 16 KG / 35 LB)

89 to 30 Days supply per bag.




FOR MEDIUM AND LARGE BREEDS (+16 KG / 35 LB)

60 to 30 Days supply per bag.

We created our Hike Again formula by combining an optimal blend of 100% active ingredients (without added fillers, gums, preservative, sugars or colours) that supports mobility, joint function and cartilage health in older canines, helping you and your mature dog to enjoy again:

Hiking trails or walking around the park.

Go camping, to the lake or exploring new places.

Catching a ball or fetching a stick with you or your kids.

Jumping into the car or onto the couch or bed.

The Hike Again formula is recommended for dogs seven years and older, dogs with outdoor lifestyles, and working or active dogs.

If your dog shows signs of reduced mobility – limping, slower walking, struggling to get up after lying down, or a reluctance to get in and out of a car – they could benefit from Hike Again.

Just remember to talk to your veterinary team if you notice any changes in your dog's behaviour or health.

Omega 3-rich oil from wild-caught marine sources
Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, are critical to maintaining the healthy function of joints, eyes, skin and the brain. Our Omega 3 fish-based oil is manufactured from wild-caught, mercury- and heavy-metal-free Alaska pollock harvested from the Alaskan Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Fisheries. These fisheries are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) and certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (COC# MSC-C-52212). By using a certified sustainable source we help reducing pressure on salmon and krill stocks.

Hyaluronic acid (Sodium hyaluronate)
Hyaluronic acid (HA), is a clear, viscous liquid naturally produced by your dog’s body. Its primary function is to retain water around the joint to promote regular lubrication and shock absorption. Older dogs tend to have lower concentrations of HA in their joints, which may contribute to a loss of flexibility and decreased range of motion.

Glucosamine Sulphate
Glucosamine sulphate is one of the essential building blocks for healthy tendons, ligaments, cartilage and synovial fluid (the dense liquid that lubricates joints).

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
MSM is a natural source of organically active sulphur. Sulphur plays a fundamental role in cellular and metabolic functions throughout your dog’s body. MSM is a powerful antioxidant and, together with glucosamine sulphate, helps to support the normal functioning of joint tissue and cartilage.

Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II
Collagen is a naturally produced protein. Around a third of all the proteins in your dog’s body are collagen-related, so your dog requires a significant production. As dogs age, their bodies produce less collagen, requiring supplementation for optimal health. To help protect the environmentally sensitive creatures, we do not source our hydrolyzed collagen from shark fins.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an essential component of a healthy diet for senior dogs, particularly for brain and cognitive health. Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant, that is, it may help to reduce the cellular damage caused by free radicals that could interfere with the normal health and function of joint tissue.

Zinc
Zinc is a powerful antioxidant critical for a variety of cellular processes. Zinc also plays an essential role in maintaining collagen, which is vital for joint health. Together with Omega 3 acids (sourced from our marine oil) and magnesium (found in our pumpkin seed meal), zinc helps maintain normal brain function.

Pumpkin Seed Meal
Pumpkin seeds are nutrient- and energy-dense, containing up to 49% fat and 30% protein. Additionally, they are a natural powerhouse of Omega 6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus and Vitamin B3 (Niacin).

If your dog is new to Hike Again, start with half the recommended dose for the first week. This will allow your dog's system to adjust to the supplement.

Following that, for the next 5 to 7 days, increase to the recommended daily amount.
You can add Hike Again directly to your dog's food for optimal absorption.

You may adjust the dosage depending on your dog's response. Contact us or your veterinary team to learn more about the ideal portion for your dog.

simple, natural, safe

OUR PROMISE FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY

All our products are formulated and manufactured in Canada, in full compliance with Health Canada's Veterinary Health Product/Produit de Santé Animale official designation.


Our products are manufactured in a facility certified by an independent third-party to comply with Health Canada regulations and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

In-process testing, and 2-party verifications occur through the entire production process of our formulas. Our manufacturer uses government approved third party laboratories to conduct chemical testing such as microanalysis, assay, heavy metals, pesticides and solvent residues.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We stand behind the quality and efficacy of our products. If for any reason you aren't satisfied, we'll issue you a full refund. No questions asked.

Free Shipping Within Canada

We offer Free Shipping within Canada and continental US. All our order deliveries are carbon neutral through Shopify’s OFFSET program in association with Pachama.

Certified Compostable Packaging

Rather than relying on multi-laminated plastics, which wind up in landfills, all our products are packaged and shipped using certified compostable pouches.

Certified Sustainable Sources

Our Omega 3-rich fish oil is pesticide and mercury-free and certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.

100% Active Ingredients

Our products contain no added fillers, gums, sugars, preservatives or colours. They contain nothing but active ingredients.

A Proud Canadian Small Business

All of our products are formulated and manufactured in Canada from domestic and imported ingredients in partnership with local small businesses.

Here Are Some Basic Tips When Caring for a Senior Dog

Your dog is considered mature or senior around the 7-year mark (small breeds might not be considered senior until the 9-year mark).

As a dog ages, its dietary needs change too. Some things to include in your aging dog's diet are:

▸  Omega 3 and Omega 6, ideally in a 1:5 ratio (Omega 3: Omega 6) ratio.

Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 support healthy joints, gastrointestinal and immune systems, brain and cognition health, and skin and eyesight.

▸  Plenty of Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are the first line of defence against many age-related processes involving oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a detrimental chemical transformation of critical molecules that reduces a cell's ability to detoxify and repair.

▸  Glucosamine, MSM and Hyaluronic Acid.

Together with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, these ingredients maintain healthy joint and cartilage function.

▸ Vitamin C, E and Zinc.

Vitamin C, E and Zinc are essential to many biological processes related to a cell's normal health and function.

▸  Clinically Proven Probiotics.

Recent veterinary research suggests probiotics play a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system in senior dogs.

If you'd like to learn more, here is an excellent article from Wikipedia on the principal elements to include in a Senior Dog’s Diet

Taking care of your mature dog is more than just feeding them an optimal diet. You also want to take into consideration lifestyle adjustments.

This article published on the Today's Veterinary Nurse website shares some helpful information for looking after mature and senior dogs.

A few highlights from the article include:

▸ Movement: Mature and senior pets should not be left to lie stationary in cages or, on the converse, taken on runs for long periods. Physical activity influences many of our body's systems, including blood pressure, gastrointestinal (GI) motility, edema, physical discomfort, body temperature, and muscle strength. 

The easiest way to promote movement is to walk your pet. However, if walking isn't an option, provide them with physical therapy instead – this may include a range of motion exercises, massage, and assisted changes in position. Providing either walks or physical therapy around every 4 hours is an excellent place to start.

▸ Comfort: Mature and senior dogs often have lower muscle mass and reduced mobility than younger dogs. They may also have difficulty navigating hard cages or floors. Additionally, senior pets risk developing pressure-associated injuries when left to lie in a rigid cage. Use nonslip mats and thick, comfortable blankets if you need to keep your mature dog in a cage. 

As they age, older dogs become more susceptible to certain health conditions. These conditions are often related to the activation of specific genes and the slowing of their cell's capacity to duplicate and repair.

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article published on The Veterinary Nurse website regarding how to take better care of mature and senior dogs. The article is directed towards professional veterinary nurses.

Before diving in, remember that if your dog's physical or mental health has noticeably decreased, you should talk to your veterinary team before anything else.

Some notes from the article:

"The ageing process is a normal and natural phase of life, however it is also a progressive and an irreversible process occurring throughout the entire body. Ageing is a genetically determined process and when these so-called 'ageing genes' become activated, they begin to slow down some of the processes that are essential for life. For example, special senses such as hearing and sight can become impaired, renal atrophy and decreased glomerular filtration rate can occur, along with a loss of cognitive brain function."

 "Looking at the patient as a whole being, the ageing process has an effect on all major body systems, from the skin through to the renal, endocrine and nervous systems. As the body ages, symptoms such as increasing levels of stiffness and loss of elasticity can occur throughout the body's connective tissue. Cellular changes will also occur, for example, within the immune system. This may decrease the immune system's functionality, potentially making it more difficult for the patient to fight off infections, alongside a decreased ability of phagocytosis due to metabolic changes."

All our formulas have been carefully researched consulting a wide range of available literature, including peer-reviewed scientific and veterinarian-approved sources. We only use safe, active ingredients (without added fillers, gums, preservative, sugars or colours) and manufacture all our formulas in a facility certified by an independent third-party to comply with Health Canada regulations and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Every ingredient in our blends supports each individual formulation as a whole. For example, our all products contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids together with Vitamin E and antioxidants, since current scientific literature suggests these ingredients work better when combined.

Our products proudly hold the Veterinary Health Product / Produit de Santé Animale Official Designation by Health Canada, which means that all the ingredients, health claims, and manufacturing processes are compliant with high quality and safety standards.

Our products use advanced and environmentally-conscious ingredients and formulations for joint-related mobility problems, gastrointestinal and immune systems support, and brain and cognitive health and function. Our formulations include:

▸  A rich and stable blend of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids with standardized amounts of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, both of which are considered optimal for mature and senior dogs by animal nutrition experts.

▸  An Omega 3 fish-based oil manufactured using only wild-caught Alaska pollock from the Alaskan Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Fisheries which reduces the pressure on salmon and krill stocks recently observed across the planet. These fisheries are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Services and are mercury- and heavy-metal-free, as well as certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.

▸  Vitamin C, E and other powerful antioxidants, which help fight Oxidative Stress (a big concern for the general health of mature and senior dogs) while supporting the bioavailability of Omega fatty acids.

▸  A combination of premium ingredients not commonly found in other supplements like hyaluronic acid, a clinically proven strain of probiotics, beta-glucan, alpha-lipoic acid, phosphatidylserine, and a variety of plant-based antioxidants. Each of these ingredients supports the overall well-being of your senior pet's mobility, cognitive function, and GI health.

More Questions?

Please visit our general FAQs page to learn more about caring for your senior dog.