A couple of months ago, Max the Hound had the opportunity to sample and review Purina ProPlan Bright Mind Dog Food. This food is designed for aging pets, containing enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in senior dogs. When we posted our initial review, we hadn't yet sampled the product for 30 days--so, we wanted to take a few minutes to share more of Max's story after nearly 3 months eating Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ dog food.
Let me share, again, some information about this dog food and why we opted to make the switch to Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ dog food initially. Max is no longer a puppy--although, he will always be "the baby"! He's slowed down a lot from his "wild man" puppy days and was more inclined to head back to bed than to play with the girls--he even started to ignore squirrels and rabbits in the yard.
According to experts at Purina Pro Plan, around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making.
Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas contain enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs seven and older with visible results within 30 days.
Owners who feed their senior dogs Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ as a daily diet may notice differences in owner-dog interac5on, interest in play and the ability to adapt and cope with change.
What have we noticed about Max's behavior since he began eating Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND?
Max has had a slow road to recovery from a knee injury over the past several months--and that has taken some of the spark from his step. In spite of the fact that we have continued to restrict his physical activity; he has really handled it all in stride and has remained interested in joining us for activities when he can. I expect that some of his motivation may stem from his diet.
Max has a brighter look in his eyes--and I love that puppy-eyed wonder! His eyebrow wrinkle is present more often than not as he focuses on things and engages. He has even been stealing cat toys again and bringing the girls toys and tennis balls for play!
I find myself asking the dog what he's thinking as he runs through the house with a washcloth or a cat toy--and I haven't had to do that in a couple of years!
Would I recommend Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND? Sometimes Max eats the dry BRIGHT MIND food--and other times we mix it with the new wet version.
He absolutely LOVES the turkey and brown rice. He eats so fast that he is impossible to photograph!
I'm not a fan of wet-dog-food smell--but, he perks up the moment he realizes it's dinner time--and that hound nose KNOWS when a package of food is for him! There are days when I have my wild-man, puppy back in the house--ready for adventure and that makes us all happy! I do plan to continue to feed him this formula because I do believe that an aging pet has different nutrition needs than younger dogs and I want to keep Max alert, healthy and happy as long as I can!
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