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A Dog Pack
I have a 4 yr old golden - he goes everywhere with me. I've always carried his food and bed on backpacking trips. In the winter, especially, the added weight of his food is an unwelcome burden since I'm already carrying heavy gear.
What recommendations do you all have about a pack? I was thinking the Ruffwear Approach pack but my reservation is how good this is year round... The dog gets heated up fast and with the pack hugging his body, will this cause discomfort or cause him to get too heated too fast.
What about swimming with the pack on? I'm not worried about the stuff inside getting wet, I'm concerned about it impeding his ability to swim safely.
Please note when we go hiking we're covering around 10 miles a trip and can be out there for extended periods of time.