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Happy holidays from Mr. Pants.
I’ve introduced you to Pants before, he’s bouncy, the policeman of the house and has a big heart. Pants is around 10 years old now and although he is still a sweet and gentle guy, we’ve noticed that Pants hasn’t quite been himself. Where he once was a confident king of the castle, he now spends more time hiding in a corner. His anxiety has increased this past year, which we attributed to a new baby and a recent move. Pants was our very first ‘baby’. So, over ten years, he went from being the solo pampered pooch, to the king of our three dog pack and the security guard to our two baby boys. Change has been hard on our sweet guy.
I mentioned before that we were experimenting with our dog’s diets. Cha and Buddy have their weight problems, so we were particualy intrested in the best ingredients to maintain a healthy weight for them. However, while I was doing a little research I was surprised to learn from the experts at Purina Pro Plan, that around age seven the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness and decision making. I immediately thought of Pants. While our other dogs needed a little help in the weight department, Mr. Pants needed a little help in the behavioral department.
Lucky for Pants, Purina Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+®, discovered a way to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+ with their new Bright Mind formulas. The Bright Mind formula is full of botanical oils, high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids, that have been shown to increase your dog’s interest in play and the ability to better adapt and cope with change, in as little as 30 days. Pro Plan’s formula also includes glucosamine to help support joint health and mobility. My best friend is a talented dog trainer at PetSmart, so I asked her what she knew about Pro Plan. She said she actually feeds her dogs Pro Plan and loved it, so, I was sold, a new dry food was worth a shot for our sweet Mr. Pants!
In the first week of changing his diet, I noticed he seemed a little more at ease and less anxious; no more hiding in the corner and he was back to frolicking in the yard a little more. After a month on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind, I’m really impressed with the changes in his behavior. He has been a lot more relaxed and is back to manning his spot on the top of the couch, barking at every dog that graces the TV. Not to mention his big beautiful ears, those are back on high alert as well.
Change has been hard on our old guy. I’m so glad we were able to ease some of his anxiety with a little change in his diet.
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