As we mentioned in our last post about Riley, we've switched up his diet a little bit. We'd noticed some differences in how he'd been acting lately, wasn't really interested in playing, didn't pay much attention to the kids. According to experts at Purina Pro Plan, around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog's brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making.
So we picked up some Pro Plan Bright Mind dog food from Purina at PetSmart that designed for senior dogs. He's been on the new food for a little over a month now and I'm super happy to say that we've seen some great changes. He's got some spunk, and he's starting to play his old games again. He never really did traditional things like fetch or rollover. But he did used to play this fun game where he'd bite anything moving under a blanket. Whether or not you knew you were playing.
I'm so excited for his new found energy and willingness to play. It's not that I don't love to cuddle with the boy (who doesn't love some cuddle time with that cute face??) But it's nice to see that he's interested in some of his old games these days.
We made another video to show you some of the things he's been up to in his day-to-day lately. Like I said before, he's definitely an old man. But he's my old man.
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