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Remember back at the end of last year, I shared Maia’s experiences on Purina Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+® Formula? I told you all about how it was helping keep Maia’s very clever mind sharp. Well, Miss Maia has only been getting sharper since December! She’s positively brilliant, and not just because she’s so smart! She radiates happiness and health from the inside out. I thought this would be a good time to update you on Maia’s experience with Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind.
Maia’s Experience with Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind
Quick refresher course on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind: it’s a fantastic formula created especially for pets ages 7+ to help combat the effects of aging on their brains. Bright Mind contains enhanced botanicals that essentially nourish the minds by giving the neurons more energy, allowing your dog’s mind to better process glucose. Basically, it’s brain food for dogs. Bright Mind also helps support joint health and maintain lean muscle mass.
If you recall from my first post, Maia has always been a clever girl. She’s part Lassie, so of course she’s smart! She’s also always been a bit on the laid back (lazy) side. From an early age, she learned how to use her smarts to get others to do things for her. If she wanted to go out, she’d nudge at her adopted sister Tasha (my German Shepherd), then wait for her to scratch at the door. Only when we’d open the door for Tash would Maia bother getting up. That way, if we weren’t going to respond, she didn’t have to be bothered with the whole getting up and asking process!
Maia did love going for walks. She’d also have her active moments during an odd little gallop and dance routine. For no particular reason, Maia would suddenly start running around and leaping, like she was literally dancing a ballet. She hasn’t done that since she was much younger..until recently.
Out of the blue last week, Maia started galloping about the house, tossing her head this way and that, showing off her royal prettiness and showing the world that she still has it. I wish I took I thought to take a video, but I was so surprised by this sudden burst of energy that I didn’t react fast enough. I’ve also noticed that Maia seems more lively in general. She’s definitely more talkative. I feel like she was withdrawing a bit for a while, not really engaging like she used to. Since she’s been eating her Bright Mind, she’s back to telling us what she thinks all the time. I just wish I had a dog translator!
Perhaps most noticeably of all, Her Royal Alpha exhibits an incredible amount of patients with our kitten, Alex the Fuzz. The Fuzz is absolutely madly in love with Maia. I think he thinks she’s his mom! Fuzz lays with Maia all day, kneads her, plays with her face and just loves her. When Fuzz first moved in back in November, Maia wasn’t too enthusiastic at first about all this. Now, though, she seems to really love her baby right back…or at the very least she tolerates his extreme love for her.
I picked up my Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind at my local PetSmart. I’ll be heading back there shortly to pick up more once I run out and also try out the new Bright Mind wet food! I was hoping to try it out before this post, but we all got the flu here and then I hurt my wrist, so it’s hard to drive anywhere.
Ready to try Purina Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ Formula for yourself and see the difference it makes? Head to your local PetSmart, or buy it at PetSmart online. Follow Purina Pro Plan on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with news.
What do you do to keep your dog’s mind sharp? Tell me in the comments!