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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month and I am proud to be partnering with New Zealand’s Best and The Mr. Mo Project to raise awareness and funds for senior dog rescue.

Ruby was seven or eight when we adopted her in 2013. She was removed from her former home, along with several other dogs because of severe neglect. As a result of her rough start in life, she has chronic immune system issues as well separation anxiety. In the real world, an older dog with issues would have a slim chance of adoption. Fortunately for Ruby and us, our house is not the real world. You can read more of her story here.

Ruby tries New Zealand's Best Technyflex natural joint care supplement green lipped mussel

Technyflex® with Green Lipped Mussel Helps Restore Mobility in Dogs, Cats, and Horses

I was recently contacted by Melissa Burrus, owner of New Zealand’s Best, the U.S. distributor of Technyflex® , a natural joint care supplement for dogs, cats, and horses. Although well-regarded in New Zealand, Technyflex® has only been available in the United States since September. However, the product has already received rave reviews from customers and was recently an Editor’s Choice by Modern Dog Magazine. Melissa asked if Ruby would like to try the canine supplement and share the results with her readers. As Ruby sometimes struggles with morning stiffness, the timing seemed right and we agreed.

Technyflex® Canine is made from the green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) that grows only in the pure ocean waters of New Zealand. This little shellfish has a unique combination of nutrients including omega-3 essential fatty acids, glucosaminoglycans (GAG’s), and naturally occurring minerals and vitamins that together have amazing anti-inflammatory properties.  It is available in both capsule and powder form. You can read more about the product as well as customer reviews here.

Technyflex with green lipped mussel helps restore mobility

New Zealand’s Best Partners with The Mr. Mo Project for Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month

Melissa and I soon realized that we shared a love of rescue and adoption and decided to expand our partnership to raise awareness for Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month.  She offered to donate a portion of each sale generated by the code PIP15 to The Mr. Mo Project. Additionally, she provided Technyflex® to current Mr. Mo Project Dog, Diamond. Some of you may remember Diamond from my post last February.

Founded in 2011, The Mr. Moe Project is an organization that works to save senior dogs at risk of euthanasia in shelters nationwide. It was started by Chris and Mariesa Hughes in honor of their beloved senior dog Mr. Mo. They currently have over 75 senior dogs in foster homes. Because these dogs are seniors, many have medical issues. They always need donations, big and small, to help cover veterinary care!

New Zealand's Best partners with The Mr Mo Project and The Daily Pip to help senior dogs

Diamond and Ruby both started Technyflex® earlier this week and will be reporting their results in mid-December. Stay tuned!  Melissa has been lovely to work with and clearly has a genuine love of dogs and commitment to canine health. I encourage everyone to visit New Zealand’s Best website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can learn more about The Mr. Mo Project on their website and by following them on Facebook. There are hundreds of senior dogs in shelters across the country waiting and hoping for rescue. Please consider adopting or fostering a senior dog or cat or making a donation to The Mr. Mo Project in honor of Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month.

Want to try Technyflex®? Use code PIP15 for 15% off your order. A portion of sales will be donated to The Mr. Mo Project.

This post is sponsored by New Zealand’s Best. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about New Zealand’s Best but I only share information that is relevant to my readers. New Zealand’s Best is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. Mark Muller
    November 11, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I can't wait to hear more, that sounds like a really good treatment for us pups…

  2. Yamini MacLean
    November 11, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Hari OMWell here's a thing… Many long years back (yes in the last century!) I was taking GLM for my Rheumatoid Arthritis (had since teenager)… and it certainly eased things! The product has been available downunder (yes, for pets too) for quite some time and I know a couple of dogs who did well on it. Wishing all the best for success!!! YAM xx

  3. Molly and Mackie
    November 11, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Thank you for letting us know about Technyflex. We hope it works wonders for you, Ruby!

  4. Sketching with Dogs
    November 11, 2016 / 11:34 am

    That sounds like a very good supplement. Hope it does you good Ruby.Elliot and Cricket x

  5. Emma
    November 11, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous idea. We always feel the worst for senior pets that get stuck without a home. It's tough enough to be older but then without a home is just dreadful.

  6. Marg
    November 11, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    That sure sounds like great stuff. We sure hope it helps you Ruby. You are one lucky gal to find such a good home.

  7. tubby3pug
    November 11, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    sounds great hope it helps sweet ruby

  8. FiveSibesMom
    November 11, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    With all of my FiveSibes now in senior stage (how did that happy so fast?!)…and although they still think like puppies, they do have arthritis issues now happening. This sounds great and I'm looking forward to hearing your results. Hope it helps! And the Mr. Moe Project sounds just (p)awesome!

  9. Madi and Mom
    November 11, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh Ruby you are gonna be one flexible gorgeous friendHugs madi your bfff

  10. Three Chatty Cats
    November 11, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Sounds great! And Ruby is fortunate to have found her "real world" with your family.

  11. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    November 11, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    We'll take note of that. We've had loads of NZ products in the past, but haven't heard of that before.

  12. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    November 11, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    WE want to FURST say….. CONGRATULATIONS to the CUBS… We are soooo happy fur THEM and YOU and Your CITY… it was a LONG LONG wait… and that Team did a Fabulous Job. That was the BEST World Series we have EVER seen. Loved all the suspense and the GREAT PLAYERS… ON BOTH TEAMS… that played so professionally… OH that Final GAME… What a Beautiful thing.. from start to finish. WE (as Long time Cleveland Indians Fans) say… BRAVO CUBBIES… Now we hope that this pawduct is very helpful to you Ruby… we will be watching fur your review of it and the effects.

  13. Brian
    November 11, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    That sounds like a promising product and it sure is nice tthey help others!

  14. Nichole Burke
    November 11, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I hadn't heard of this brand or supplement before. Thank you for sharing!

  15. The Swiss Cats
    November 11, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    That sounds like a good supplement. Purrs

  16. Idaho PugRanch
    November 11, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    We will be very interested to hear what you think. We have had both Bailey & Hazel on an arthritis supplement since March. It has done wonders for Hazel's neck issues but we are not sure just how much it is helping Bailey with his hips and back. hugsMr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. Joely Smith
    November 11, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I need to chat with our vet to see if our Lyla can take this but sounds great! Shared!

  18. Hindy Pearson
    November 11, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Ruby is gorgeous, and of course I love hearing about how you adopted a senior dog. I have heard that green lipped mussels from New Zealand were the best for joints and arthritis. Look forward to hearing how Ruby gets on.

  19. MattieDog
    November 11, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    I have not heard of this before – I'm looking forward to learning more! Ruby is fabulous – and bless you all for taking her in, seniors rock!

  20. Pawesome Cats
    November 12, 2016 / 12:40 am

    Green lipped mussel is a wonderful supplement ~ we've used it with success too!

  21. Ruth Epstein
    November 12, 2016 / 5:51 am

    That sounds like a really great supplement and I love the idea that it is a powder as pills and Layla is a war as she is too smart for me LOL

  22. The Menagerie Mom
    November 12, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Oh, these sound so promising. My angel pup Shellie had arthritis in her senior years, and these would have been perfect for treat-loving her. We can't wait to hear how these are for you, sweet Ruby! And we will certainly be checking out and reading up on all of this. Thank you for sharing!

  23. Cathy Armato
    November 12, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Looks like this company has hit the ground running in the U.S. I love that they give back to help rescues!Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  24. Cathy Armato
    November 12, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Looks like this company has hit the ground running in the U.S. I love that they give back to help rescues!Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  25. Cathy Armato
    November 12, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Looks like this company has hit the ground running in the U.S. I love that they give back to help rescues!Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  26. Talent Hounds
    November 12, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Sounds like a great product- I'd try it for my inflammation. Love that they are giving back- "win win"- it is the best way to market products in my opinion. Thanks for sharing about The Mr Mo Project and New Zealand's Best

  27. Prospector Pups
    November 12, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the great information on this product! I have a few senior dogs and they could all use it!

  28. Jeanne Pursell
    November 13, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    This sounds like an excellent product…thank you for sharing it with us! We will wait to see if you think it makes a difference. Being seniors…it is important to be aware of all the products available to us! Thanks for the great review!

  29. Princely Paws
    November 13, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Looks like a fantastic product thank you for sharing with us,i know of a few senior dogs that could benefit out of it and some chubby young dogs too

  30. Lola The Rescued Cat
    November 13, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    How pawesome of Melissa to do this! We love any human who loves and helps rescue. Paws crossed this supplement helps Ruby.

  31. Daily Dog Tag
    November 13, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    I love the Mr. Mo Project, so happy that they are getting to partner with a company who cares about senior dogs!

  32. Maxwell Faraday Richman
    November 13, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    We look forward to hearing about what you guys think of this and how it has benefited you!

  33. meowmeowmans
    November 13, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    We have a senior woofie cousin, so we will be really interested to read about Technyflex works out for Ruby and Diamond!

  34. Kimberly Freeman
    November 13, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    This looks absolutely brilliant

  35. Tonya Wilhelm
    November 14, 2016 / 1:29 am

    I love those ingredients that you mentioned for joint health. I'm so glad your dog is doing well on it. Sweet photo too.

  36. Robin Mudge
    November 14, 2016 / 1:31 am

    This sounds like a great supplement! I love natural remedies – they give older pets and people so many more options for the effects of getting older. It is really great that they are giving back too! -Purrs from your friends at

  37. Dash Kitten
    November 14, 2016 / 1:42 am

    We love made in New Zealand stuff! We know it is awesomely good.Thanks for spreading the Middle-Earth love!!

  38. Sweet Purrfections
    November 14, 2016 / 2:04 am

    Sounds like a great supplement to help treat older pets.

  39. Bryn Nowell
    November 14, 2016 / 2:06 am

    I'm so glad to hear about this company's generosity in wanting to support and raise awareness of the Mr. Mo project. That gesture alone speaks volumes about their company. I hope that the supplement helps with your pup's stiffness and I look forward to hearing the update on how it's worked later on. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise awareness of Adopt a Senior Pet month!

  40. Kelsie - It's Dog or Nothing
    November 14, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I'm very interested to hear about your results – I've heard wonderful things about green-lipped mussels.

  41. Christine Caplan
    November 14, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Hi! green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) I have friends that swear by this ingredient for their senior dogs. I really need to check this out as we're not currently giving a joint supplement to the pack. AND the Mr. Mo Project looks outstanding and I'll be checking out the items in the store. GREAT partner – -thanks for highlighting them in this post!

  42. Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 14, 2016 / 4:16 am

    I look forward to seeing the results! I've been debating starting Mr. N on a joint supplement.

  43. Spencer the Goldendoodle
    November 15, 2016 / 2:17 am

    I have never heard of this company before, thanks for sharing! Hope this helps you Ruby!!! 🙂

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