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On September 24th, 2006, my life changed forever. It was the day that I opened up the newspaper and saw a breeder had a litter of chihuahuas available… in my neighborhood. I had recently lost my little shish tzu and was needing a puppy in the house, so without telling a soul I laced up my tennis shoes and walked to the house with the puppies for sale. When I knocked I was greeted by over 20 chihuahuas at my feet, yipping and playing and wanting to be loved on. It was like a real-life scene from Beverly Hills Chihuahua… and I completely fell in love. An hour later I was walking through my front door with two pounds of unconditional love. Her name was Indi.
Indi has been a constant in my life ever since that day I brought her home – being there through some of the best and worst times of my life, and while she has never gotten over six pounds, she makes up a huge part of our family. But at nine years old, I am starting to see the signs of my little girl aging – from the little white hairs on her face to her missing a step climbing up to the bed or being startled when one of the cats sneaks up behind her. That is why I was excited to have the opportunity to transition her to the new Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Dog Food formulated specifically for senior dogs.
According to experts at Purina Pro Plan, a dog's glucose levels in their brain begins to change around age seven – which can lead to struggles with memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind is formulated to help promote alertness and mental sharpness in senior dogs when added to their daily diet. Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind contains enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness with visible results within 30 days. Indi and I headed off to our local PetSmart to pick up a bag to try out. The Bright Mind is super easy to find, and comes in a small breed and a large breed formula. Indi, of course got the small breed.
I began transitioning Indi to the new food a little at a time to make sure her tummy could handle it. Since she normally eats wet dog food I added just a little bit of water to soften it up for her. I was impressed reading the ingredients that chicken is actually the very first ingredient – not some cheap filler like rice or corn that you find in many other dry dog foods. I have to think that makes it taste better, which is probably why it was so easy to transition her from one food to another.
I am excited to see how Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind helps my little Indi with her cognitive function as she gets older. In true chihuahua fashion she has always been a bouncy, yippy little ball of energy – barking at everything she sees. But recently that has seemed to slow down, which makes me worry sometimes. I know Indi won't be around forever, but I want her to have the absolute best quality of life every day that she is here – and I think Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind will help her to have just that.
Do you have a senior dog at home?