|Rocco and his pal Nicky are both Havanese but they still learn very differently. Read on to learn how to get a FREE Dognition assessment with fun, science-based cognitive games to learn more about how your dog learns.|
This post and giveaway is sponsored and fulfilled by Purina Pro Plan.
Are you interested in learning more about your dog's cognitive style? If so, you're not alone. In a recent survey conducted by Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND, 9 out of 10 respondents feel they know at least a little bit about the way their dog thinks, learns and problem solves and 86 percent are interested in learning more.
But what happens to cognition when we age? Most people are aware that cognitive abilities may decline as humans get older, but did you know the same holds true for dogs?
The Knowledge Gap
According to the survey findings, there’s a gap in knowledge among dog owners on topics related to brain health and healthy aging. While dog owners say that brain health is one of the most important aspects of their dog’s health, only 30 percent were aware that as dogs age, the glucose metabolism in their brain changes, potentially leading to changes in behavior.
Take a look at some of the other survey results here, and then be sure to read all the way down for some great info -- and a giveaway -- to help you learn more about your dog's brain health and the way they think.
Is Your Dog’s Food Feeding Your Dog’s Brain?
Purina Pro Plan discovered a way to help promote brain health through nutrition, introducing Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND® Adult and Adult 7+ dry formulas that feature a proprietary blend of brain-supporting nutrients for adult and senior dogs seven and older.
Around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas feature enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs seven and older to naturally nourish their minds and help them think more like they did when they were younger.
Learn More About Your Dog's View of the World
This year, Purina Pro Plan is partnering with Dognition, an innovative online platform that offers fun, science-based games that reveal the unique way each dog sees the world. The partnership pairs the breakthrough innovation in Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas with Dognition’s unique cognitive assessment tool to help dog owners gain a better understanding of dog cognition and the important role nutrition plays in dog brain health.
As part of the partnership, starting this month, purchase any specially-marked bag of Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND dry dog food to receive an exclusive access code inside for a FREE Dognition® Assessment, a $19 value, while supplies last.
Visit www.dognition.com/brightmind to learn more and play select Dognition games for free.
Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas are available at pet specialty retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.BRIGHTMINDEFFECT.com
In the meantime, enter below for a chance to win one of FIVE free Dognition Assessements.