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Today I want to introduce you to our family’s first dog, Dusty. He’s heading into his senior years and we’re making some changes to his diet – like switching to Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND dog food to help keep his mind sharp and bright. But before I get into the nitty-gritty about our decision to change Dusty’s dog food, I want to share Dusty’s start with our family.
Dusty is our family’s first dog and he holds a special place in our hearts. We brought Dusty home in 2007 as an early Christmas gift for the kids. I’ll never forget the excitement of the kids as we drove through Southern California wine country to pick up our new puppy. With legs just barely long enough to clear the country road, we were greeted by a dusty little furball. So of course, the kids HAD to name our new puppy Dusty.
For almost eight years, Dusty has given us his unconditional love. He has been hyper, full of energy, and ready to play fetch at any moment. But lately we’ve started to notice small changes*, especially his shorter attention span.
According to the experts at Purina® Pro Plan®, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change at age seven. This change can affect memory, learning, and awareness. So when we heard about other senior dog owners seeing improvement in interaction, play, and the ability of their dog to cope with change within 30 days of switching to Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND, we decided to give it a try.
Since Dusty enjoys taking field trips, we took him along to PetSmart to pick up his new food. As you can see, he was more than happy to help us find it and even let me take a picture of him.
After looking at the three choices of Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND, we decided on the small breed formula for Dusty. So far, Dusty has been on a full Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND for almost 30 days and we’ve noticed some great changes. Check back in 10 days when I share some of the changes we’ve noticed in Dusty’s behavior.
Do you have a senior dog? What changes did you see in your senior dog? Share your story in the comments below.
*Always consult your vet if you see major changes in your dog’s behavior.