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From puppy to adult to senior, your dog’s needs will change throughout life. As he or she grows, so will the nutritional requirements. Here are some tips for finding the best dog food for your older dog.

When your dog is around seven years old, his or her nutritional needs may begin to change. Consider choosing a high-quality food containing natural sources of glucosamine and EPA to help maintain healthy joints and mobility. Older dogs are often less active and can be prone to gaining weight, so your senior dog may benefit from a diet that’s lower in calories to help him obtain his ideal weight and maintain it. Mature dogs may also require high amounts of protein, helping them maintain lean body mass, and stay stronger, longer.

The Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND™ Adult 7+ formulas offer a variety of dry foods for older dogs of different breed sizes. All Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND™ Adult 7+ dry dog formulas are made with enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+, with visible results within 30 days. In addition, these formulas are crafted with: 

  • High-quality protein, including chicken as the first ingredient
  • EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid, and glucosamine help support joint health and mobility
  • Vitamin A and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, for healthy skin and coat
  • Natural prebiotic fiber, sourced from wheat bran, to help promote digestive health

If your dog is age 7 or older, or nearing that age, take the time to explore BRIGHT MIND™ Adult 7+ Chicken and Rice Formula, BRIGHT MIND™ Adult 7+ Small Breed Formula or BRIGHT MIND™ Adult 7+ Large Breed Formula


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