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Purina Pro Plan Bright Minds for Dogs 7+ Years

Slow down or even reverse the mental signs of aging with Purina Pro Plan Bright Minds for Dogs 7+ Years.

Wet and dry foods are available.  The wet food is served in resealable 8 oz plastic tubs, 10 tubs per case

Beef & Brown Rice Wet- $34.38 ($6.88 / lb)
Turkey & Brown Rice Wet- $33.94 ($6.79 / lb)
Chicken & Rice Dry
5 Pound – $18.49
16 Pound – $59.68 ($3.73 / lb)
30 Pound – $80.68 ($2.69 / Pound)

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Purina Bright Minds is specially formulated with medium-chain fatty acids

From the manufacturer

  • Promotes alertness & mental sharpness
  • Brain-supporting nutrients that contain a proprietary blend of DHA & EPA, Antioxidants, B vitamins, and Arginine for cognitive health
  • Fortified with Guaranteed Live Probiotics for digestive and immune health
  • Glucosamine and EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid, for joint health and mobility
  • Omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin A to nourish skin and coat
  • Antioxidants for a healthy immune system

Product Description

   

Purina Pro Plan Senior wet and dry formulas are tailored to meet the changing nutritional needs of dogs age 7 years and older. Every dry formula is made with glucosamine and EPA for joint health and mobility, while both wet and dry formulas offer high-quality nutrition and tastes senior dogs love. Each Bright Mind formula also contains a proprietary blend of brain-supporting nutrients for cognitive health and enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs age 7+.

Purina Pro Plan Senior Dry Dog Foods have added omega-3 fatty acid EPA and glucosamine for joint health.

Additional information

Directions

We recommend that you keep your dog in ideal body condition and not allow your dog to become overweight. The exact amount of food your dog requires will need to be adjusted according to age, activity and environment. But a good place to start is with these guidelines for an average, active, adult dog fed once daily. please allow 7 – 10 days to ease the transition from your dog’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Pro Plan until you're feeding Pro Plan exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets. Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily. For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.

Flavor Name

Beef & Brown Rice, Chicken, Chicken & Rice, Turkey & Brown Rice, Turkey & Rice Formula, Turkey – No Corn, Wheat, Soy

Item Weight

16 Pounds

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Nestle Purina Pet

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B00RP4UT32

UNSPSC Code :

Report an incorrect code

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎

USA

Item model number ‏ : ‎

00038100170859

Customer Reviews:

4,350 ratings

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

January 7, 2015

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

22.3 x 14 x 3.9 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

3.5 x 14.75 x 23 inches

Brand Name

Purina Pro Plan

Size

8 Ounce (Pack of 10), 10 Ounce (Pack of 8), 4 lb. Bag, 2 Gallon (Pack of 1), 4 Pound (Pack of 1), 5 Pound (Pack of 1), 12 Pound (Pack of 1), 16 Pound (Pack of 1), 24 Pound (Pack of 1), 30 Pound (Pack of 1), 80 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)

Best Sellers Rank:

#207 in Dry Dog Food

Warranty Description

Purina guarantees outstanding quality and taste. If for any reason you’re not satisfied, simply let Purina know why. Please contact Purina directly at (800) 778-7462 within 60 days of date on receipt for assistance. Or, feel free to mail your original purchase receipt with the price circled, a brief explanation of why you were dissatisfied with our products, the “Best If Used By” date box from the package, along with your name and street address (P.O. Box not accepted) to: Purina, Consumer Services, PO Box 340, Neenah WI 54957

Model Name

PRO PLAN Dog Adt

Age Range Description

Senior

Number of Items

1

Style

Dry Food

Breed Recommendation

All Breed Sizes

Included Components

One (1) 16 lb. Bag – Purina Pro Plan Senior Dog Food With Probiotics for Dogs, Bright Mind 7+ Chicken & Rice Formula

Specific Uses for Product

coat, stomach

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

3.5 x 14.75 x 23 inches; 16 Pounds

Target Audience Keyword

dogs

60 reviews for Purina Pro Plan Bright Minds for Dogs 7+ Years

  1. wg

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    DOG COMPANION LOVES

    This is super healthy for our elderly dog and he really likes it. 🐕💛

  2. Brenda Mosley.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Older dogs Act Younger and have a Sharper Memory

    I have a ten-year-old Golden Retriever who started slowing down at about sever years old. A friend had an older dog and she said that her dog was acting so much younger, so I tried this formula of Purin Pro Plan, and I can’t believe the difference in my dog. Somedays he acts likes he is two years old. Other days are also great as well. So happy with the results that I have seen.

    2 people found this helpful

  3. Sheryl S

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love it. My Senior had big positive change

    The vet recommended this food for my senior, miniature poodle. After about a month on this food, my poodle, which had been lethargic and stiff, made 180° turn around, and he plays like a puppy now at 15 years of age playing fetch. I totally recommend this food for senior dogs.

    4 people found this helpful

  4. gpdooby

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a reputable dog food from a reputable company!

    I know this company uses quality ingredients, not ingredients from disreputable sources. My dog sometimes gets tired of dry food, but I know this has the ingredients she needs; so I just top it with a treat or put low-salt beef broth on it. Don’t dislike anything about this dog food, as far as quality and healthy ingredients.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Berry Sink

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but evidently tastes good.

    My dog loves the taste & the kibble bits are small enough that he is able to eat it even with many missing teeth

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Rebecca W. Iatesta

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Helps with ‘confusion’ episodes

    I believe it is helping my 11-yr-old mixed-breed dog. He was having some ‘confusion’ episodes once in a while, and now hasn’t had one in quite a while. I had fed it to another dog several years ago, and it seemed to help him, so that’s why I’m trying it again.

    One person found this helpful

  7. CaptRon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Restoring. Literally .

    I give this dogfood a full 5 stars because it literally changed our dog’s life. She was about 11 when she began to change. She was never a high energy toy poodle but she began to just stop and stand completely still and seemingly go blank. Fearing she may be getting Alzheimer’s disease, we took her to her vet. Vet said that she may be suffering from early Alzheimer’s. There was no recommendation. Then I saw this dogfood and gave it a try. We have to mix it with the dietary wet food that she was been on. After a few weeks, she was literally a different dog. She is now attentive, she has a spark and personality. And never a barker, now at 13, sometimes we can’t get her to stop her excited bark.

    3 people found this helpful

  8. Aff

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tasty!

    My senior dog likes it and it’s easy on his teeth

    2 people found this helpful

  9. Myrtle Mae

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality

    This was recommended by the vet for our old guy, who doesn’t know he’s a senior. He likes it okay, although he prefers his little sister’s food. In turn, she prefers his food and, being the naughty children they are, they will switch food if I’m not looking. I honestly don’t know if this helps with his senior moments or not, but it doesn’t hurt.

  10. Judy L. Akkala

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My vet approved

    All 3 of my dogs, aged 13, 10 and 8 can eat it.

    One person found this helpful

  11. Adobe Gardener

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved appetite

    My dog is picky and 16 years old. I usually feed a little wet food on his dry kibble and had to periodically change brands as he easily went on hunger strikes. After a vestibular event (stroke like), I wanted to optimize his chances of recovery so got both the wet and dry versions of this food. While he didn’t like the wet, so far he likes the dry. He still has a disconnect between what he sees and his nose, but he’s improving, very happy and has a much better appetite. Can’t say it’s due to the kibble, but it certainly got him eating better.

    One person found this helpful

  12. S. Holm

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Senior Dogs Are Thriving

    My dachshunds were raised on top quality raw foods. As seniors, one developed a serious condition called CCD, and the vet was very concerned. We discussed various prescription diets, none which my dogs would eat (and nearly $100.00 A bag). I asked about Pro Plan Senior and the vet said to give it a try.Going from raw to kibbled, I expected some resistance, but, no, they both love it. No stomach issues, and, most importantly, they both eat it happily.I’m seeing improvement in Clifford, and both boys are acting playful and Youthful!!

    3 people found this helpful

  13. Florin Najera-Uresti

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    After a lot of research, this is the best

    I have a very picky dog, he’s been feed human food his whole life and I really wanted to get him on a healthier and more nutritious meal plan. This mixed with home cooked food is the best for him. He even eats the kibble alone when he’s hungry which he’s never done before.

    4 people found this helpful

  14. Kudos2Writers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves this dry dog food chicken and rice flavor!

    The vet suggested I change my dog’s food because he’s getting older.I gradually changed his food according to the schedule given to me by his trainer. He’s my hearing assistance dog.I was delighted at a how fast he took to this Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Senior Dry Dog Food – Chicken & Rice flavor!All I have to do is walk near the bag of food and he starts jumping up and down very excitedly!There’s nothing more important than a happy dog!

    2 people found this helpful

  15. Some Guy

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor base ingredients (IMHO), but when you’re desperate, you try anything

    Purchased at the recommendation of my veterinarian who recommended it and a specific supplement in combination to try and control the symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction in three of my elderly dogs. They’ve only been on it a couple of weeks so far, so no way to be certain that they are getting any benefit, but I will admit that they don’t seem to be being harmed by the product either.Keeping my fingers crossed.

    One person found this helpful

  16. ROSI LUZ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to stop using it

    Had to stop using it my dog became very allergic to something in it.Thank you.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. Kendashade

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but helps rejuve cognition!

    While food is costly it really does help my lil precious 13 pound, 15 year old pug girl! Baby Lilly was definitely showing signs of dementia. Our vet recommended this food. Very quick response to ingredients. Big difference in cognition. More alert and active now. Seems to like flavors. Wet food more popular than dry kibble. Likely due to aging mouth & tiny lil pug teeth. Love Purina Bright Minds! Worth the money if you can afford it.

    2 people found this helpful

  18. aline oudin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best yet

    Saw immediate improvement in both of my older dogs. Amazing. Definitely worth extra money

    5 people found this helpful

  19. Little LuLu

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs like it

    I mix it with dry kibble and chicken broth. I want to make my senior dogs last years enjoyable. They are 13&14 years. Kidney disease and liver.

    2 people found this helpful

  20. Dena Grant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    New dog food

    My vet recommended the bright mind senior. I have a 9 year old chihuahua and she loves it, her coat is soft.

    One person found this helpful

  21. Robin F

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect !

    Perfect !

  22. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A happy pup

    During the pandemic we couldn’t get our regular food (Purina sensitive skin and stomach) so had gotten this as a last ditch effort to keep our 10 year old Aussie fed. I was worried about his stomach with the switch, but he’s never been better. No stomach upsets, and he suddenly has way more energy. He always seemed to move fine and without complaint, but he’s now WOUND UP again and loving life. We’ve had to start going for daily bicycle rides to take the edge off because he’s feeling better than ever. While a bit expensive, we will never have a different senior feed because it made a world of difference. He’s a puppy again but without the chewing!

    3 people found this helpful

  23. DaveDave

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value dog food and highly recommended for older dogs.

    Not too long ago my dog had a cyst in his mouth and the vet went ahead and removed all of his remaining teeth. Even being toothless and a smaller dog he gobbles this kibble down without issue. His stools are consistent with each poop being firm yet wet. He also licks himself less frequently (see picture of him on my lap) as he would lick himself compulsively to the point of developing red streaks his legs.This food contains probiotics, MTC’s, and glucosamine all of which are important ingredients to have for older dogs. The probiotics help to strengthen their immune system and improve digestion and absorption of nutrients. The MTC’s are a fatty-acid derived from vegetable oils that studies have shown to help cognitive function in older dogs. Glucosamine is a compound found in cartilage that can help dogs with hip and joint pain.I recommend you give it a try, especially if you have an older dog that seems to be declining cognitively. There’s really no reason not to since it’s affordable, highly rated, and widely available both here on Amazon and at pet stores.

    6 people found this helpful

  24. Stephanie Ward

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    PRICE GOUGING IN PROGRESS

    It’s an excellent dog food. I can legit see the difference in Bootsy’s sharpness and he’s fifteen now. What’s not cool? Buying options that are charging over $30 for a five pound bag, which means the small dogs have to suffer by going without. I’ll start using Chewy so my little dude can have the dog food he needs.

  25. David Havens

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and arrived on time

    The dogs like it, I haven’t tried it yet

  26. TobyAnne

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Senior dog

    I slowly switched over and my baby likes it!!!

  27. courtney claunch

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves the taste

    Keeps her stomach calm

  28. country boy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t buy this locally but it has good reviews

    Our vet suggested we give this to our older dog and he seems to like it and feel better

  29. Sary Benzvi

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog is in love with this slop

    Add a spoonful to dry-food for dinner , then ise the spoon to mix it around, and your dog will be obsessed.

  30. Lindsay M.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trusted choice for years

    We have a 13 year old beagle/basset hound mix. For years she struggled with itchy skin. Our vet suggested it was dietary. We spent tons of money trying out various high end, limited ingredient, brands. We weren’t blown away by any of them. A couple of years ago, a new vet suggested trying this one and it’s been surprisingly great. And it’s always available and easy to get quickly rather than some of the “boutique” dog food brands that are only available at certain fancy pet stores. Our sweet old gal seems happy with it, so we are sticking to it!

    2 people found this helpful

  31. Shop till I drop

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    You don’t realize something is gone until it comes back

    First off, let me say that I am an admitted skeptic. I saw the commercial for this product and said, what the heck, lets see if this is true. At first I was leery because of the problems Purina had with producing their dog food with inferior products causing deaths in dogs. After researching online, this problem has been rectified some time ago (allegedly). So I bought it here as I could not easily find this exact one in stores.I have a 10 year old bichon fries who has eaten Iams her entire life. The dog and owner in the commercial seemed eerily familiar so I made the switch knowing I could just go back to Iams if unsatisfied. I started her out half old food half new food for a week, then totally new food thereafter. It was a smooth transition as she apparently enjoys the taste. She got to the end of the bag n about a month without much fanfare but I reordered to give it more time.The changes in her snuck up on me. Her behavior was different. She wanted to play in ways I haven’t even noticed she had stopped until she started again. I hadn’t noticed her interactions with us had changed until they reverted back. I hadn’t noticed her agility had slightly lessened until she began to run around and jump on high furniture again. I hadn’t noticed her aging until she got her youthfulness back.Needless to say, my dog is staying on Bright Mind and will not be going back to Iams. They have turned this skeptic into a believer

    190 people found this helpful

  32. MichelleMichelle

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Purina got greedy

    I have four large dogs who have eaten purina large breed dog food their entire lives. When they became seniors, this seemed like a natural switch. One single store in town Carrie’s it and another family in town also buys it so I had to fight to get it since the one store only stocked 3 bags a week. The store didn’t care and purina suggested that I call other stores and ask them to carry it. So obviously purina didn’t care either.I started ordering it online and then it also became unavailable. I again reached out to purina who told me because of supply issues, they had to stop making certain ones and suggested I try the plain senior brand instead. It’s the same ingredients except a little extra fiber. If you don’t have supplies for one how on earth can you make the other when it’s the same freaking ingredients?Also, almost $75 a bag? I didn’t pay that much for their 40lb bag of regular food before switching to the 30lb bag of senior formula. And it wasn’t that much before the pandemic. I think purina just got greedy. My dogs now happily eat Iams large breed senior formula at half the cost and the same great ingredients.

    One person found this helpful

  33. Ron J M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Much Fewer Number Twos !!!

    Prior to this Purina Senior food, I tried a lot of different dog foods. All of them had me out at 2 or 3 AM letting the dog do her thing. She would also go 4 or 5 times per day. I went to feeding her once per day in the AM. I typically add a little chicken breast, chicken broth or a runny egg and a little water to it. This ensures she eats it early, giving us all a great night sleep. Much smaller poops. Less filler so make sure you read the package and don’t feed Lil Bandit too much. I love this product and will stick with it as long as it is available. She’s coming up on 12 so hopefully, I’ll need it for a few years.

    One person found this helpful

  34. Westie MomWestie Mom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vet recommended & Maggie approved

    I don’t know if it’s just my Westie’s or everyone’s pups but I hate buying brand after brand of dog food and my pups turn their noses up to it. Especially with the price of good quality food. I have done my research and this particular brand was recommended to me by our vet. This one is formulated for senior dogs. And my 12-year-old Westie loves it. She eats every single bite. The real test was putting dry food down with nothing added and she ate every bite of it. I also use the same brand for my four month old puppy. And she although not as picky, loves it too. Quality ingredients, no fillers, no additives. Happy Pups happy mom.

    5 people found this helpful

  35. K. Moore

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Dog Food!

    Switch to this type of Purina at our Vet’s recommendation for our senior terrier with a profound heart murmur. He loved it from day one of switching and gets excited for food time again.

    One person found this helpful

  36. SeairaSeaira

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A new dog

    We accidentally got the big breed for our 14 year old pug mix. But she actually eats it just fine, and actually I think it’s helped her slow down a little which is good. Plus the price for the big bag is the same as some of the stuff you get at Walmart. But I cannot express how amazing this dog food is. After we switched from pedigree to this, my dog had so much more energy! She was more active, more mentally alert. Her problem solving increased. As well as I noticed she wasn’t so achy(as she was willing to jump on the couch and stuff more often). She’s healthier and happier. I honestly would advise anyone with a senior dog to make the switch to this food.

  37. Kelly Mitchell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect nutrition for aging fur babies: Vet recommended

    Our yorkie was 16 when we started noticing him staring into space randomly. Sometimes looking confused. Mentioned this to our vet & they recommended Brightmind. Honestly we didn’t think much would change but we tried it and 2 years later he is doing better than ever. Still out for daily walks, almost zero on the spaced oit looks. So grateful. He’s living his best life with Purina.

    5 people found this helpful

  38. donna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves it

    My older lab loves the taste of this dog food and never turns her nose up to it. My mother now buys the same dog food for her elderly dog who is very finicky and she loves it too!!

    One person found this helpful

  39. Kallay7

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed- my dog finally has a shiny coat!

    I’m a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) and I’m really impressed with this one. I have 2 dogs who are 9 years old and I recently switched to this product. First, I love that Amazon delivers this- I have an auto delivery set up so I never forget. It’s comparable in price, and even a bit cheaper, to the local pet stores. Not having to make a special trip to the store, where I pay more, and bring it back home is very convenient.As for the food itself, the ingredients appear to be quality from the label (you can’t really tell without doing your own independent testing). My dog James has never had a shiny coat. Sometimes this can be due to parasites, which he is checked for annually, and he is on a monthly heartworm medication that would help take care of any if he did have them. I have tried multiple foods with all different price points- but always with a real protein as the first ingredient. After 2 weeks on this, his coat was actually starting to shine, and after 3 weeks it’s smooth, shiny and soft. He’s a picky eater too and he will eat this one (for now at least, lol).For the price, I definitely think this is a product worth trying for your older dogs. I have the Sports performance for my 5 year old female pit, who bounces off the walls. I’m happy with the brand and the product so far.

    40 people found this helpful

  40. Michelle Hopkins

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommend by my Veterinarian

    This has helped my senior dog, she would sit and whine most of the time. Not sure why but when we started feeding her this she stopped. This was not the reason it was purchased, just an added bonus! Worth every cent!

    3 people found this helpful

  41. Nathalie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality

    Best food I could give my dog. I have a 10y/o Lhasa apso. This was recommended by her vet and I she loves it, it doesn’t smell weird or bad at all

    One person found this helpful

  42. Carmen Sanchez

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    cost

    I did not like that I was unable to purchase two or three small containers of this item. I have a small dog and will probably not go through the entire 12 containers.

  43. Laura L

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love it.

    A+++

  44. mfm420

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    His inquisitive nature has returned in less than a month!!!

    My 12+ year old rat terrier has been seemingly going downhill in the year since our older dog passed away. He didn’t seem interested in anything around him and within the past two months he seemed to be getting lost finding his way around our two-story house. I had recently started making food from scratch to deal with his food/skin allergies, weight loss and cognitive issues but with an impending trip abroad I felt the need to get him on a dry food so the house sitter could feed him easily. I read the reviews and figured what do I have to lose.As I am using the frozen homemade food and gradually introducing the Pro Plan, he is now getting 3/4 Bright Mind to 1/4 home made. This evening after dinner I decided to take him outside the front door and no sooner did I open the door he bolted down the path and started to bark at the neighborhood children who were riding their bikes. Fortunately I had him on the leash! Next thing I knew it he spotted the next door neighbor mowing the lawn and runs across the driveway and started barking at him too! Everyone paused, stared and chuckled at him and then went about their business while he did his.Afterwards while I was doing the dishes he went into the laudrey room and grabbed a used towel from a load I had left sorted on the floor and brought it back into the kitchen and placed it in the newspaper recycling bin and hopped in. My cheeky puppy is back!I am so relieved to have found this and with Amazon I can have it delivered right to my front door too!Another bonus is because there aren’t any fillers so his poop doesn’t have that obnoxious odor that some foods cause! His coat is improving and I can see the light returning to his eyes, turns out he’s still in there!!!

    7 people found this helpful

  45. Dmos

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    14 year old acts like puppy!

    My 14 year old Maltese has had a bad cough for quite awhile. Heart & trachea were normal so vet put her on a couple meds to see if it would help. The meds sent her into sundowners/doggie dementia. I search the web & found she had all symptoms. There was a lot on when it’s time to put your dog down because of quality of life! Then I came across good reviews for this dog food helping with cognitive health. I ordered a week ago & now she is acting like a puppy again!

    7 people found this helpful

  46. Lady Socrates

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WELL worth the money!!!

    Fed this to my service animal, who lived a good life for over 15 years. Feeding it to his companion (a diva dog, NOT a service animal) who is nearing 13 years old and doing well. Accidentally ordered the Senior food that was NOT “Bright Mind” and rather than return a 30 lb bag, I mixed it with the Bright Mind that I had left, until it was gone and now feeding the last of the “non” Bright Mind, now. Didn’t mean to perform this experiment but I can hardly wait to open her new bag of Bright Mind Pro Plan because I can really see the difference! I’ve ALWAYS fed my dogs Purina, but once I discovered Pro Plan – and then “Bright Mind” for my older pals – I felt that I was absolutely giving them the best diet possible…and their health – both physically and cognitively – clearly reflects it.

    4 people found this helpful

  47. Baptist

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves

    Dog loves

  48. pepper2

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made A Difference!!

    I was not sure this would work but my English Bulldog is 13 1/2 yrs old & needed something more. I was feeding her the Pro Plan with probiotics but happened to see this for the mind. Lola had a little dementia & also was sleeping most of the day. I have been using this for 2 1/2 mos & was beginning to think it wasn’t working. In the last 2 wks, I can tell a marked difference in Lola. She doesn’t sleep as much. She’s much more alert. Even though she still doesn’t play, she’s wanting more attention as before it didn’t seem to matter. I am just happy that something has helped her even a little. I will continue to feed her this until she goes over the Rainbow Bridge. I will do anything to make her feel better!!

    2 people found this helpful

  49. Jenna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love it

    Originally bought this for my 2 senior dogs, since gotten a younger dog too. They all 3 loved it. Our vet recommended it for brain health.

  50. Jo PerryJo Perry

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure the latest shipment is safe

    Edit, 12-27-2022:Rating reduced to 1 Star–but may not be Purina’s fault:I opened a tub the other day and noted that the plastic lining on the foil seal had separated and was laying on top of the wet food. The food looked a little odd as well–a white/yellow goop remained after I peeled off the plastic film.I opened a second one, same thing. The carton said it was good through December 2023, and it smelled okay, but not worth risking making my dogs sick.May have been a warehousing issue at Amazon, as I cannot find any info online about a recall or others with similar problems. As my return window closed two weeks ago, my choices were to throw out or ‘risk it’.I chose the former. Very expensive to begin with, and even more so as it is unusable. Will find another alternative–and buy locally!Older Review:When canned Purina Pro Plan for Seniors was becoming harder to find, and then disappeared from many places on and offline, I knew I had to find another wet food for my 10 and 13 year old Chihuahuas.One of my girls is kindly referred to as a ‘hogdog’–she’ll eat anything.My other girl is somewhat picky and would even turn down a meal from time to time. Not unusual, and healthy so never worried too much–she’d make it up the next day.She preferred Pro Plan Bright Mind kibble over the beef or chicken canned varieties, but would eat both if she ‘had to’. Until I tried BRIGHT MIND 7+ Turkey and Brown Rice.She likes it. She LOVES it. She will eat both breakfast AND dinner. She will leave the kibble after devouring the wet food. Yay! I am so happy she has a new love. She rates this Five Stars.BUT, I rate it Three Stars for four reasons:1. Price per oz is not just higher, it is DOUBLE that of the cans (10 oz tubs = $0.385 per oz vs 13 oz can $0.192/oz). Notwithstanding supply shortages these days, this seems excessive.2. Only 8 in a case vs. 12 cans/case, so have to buy more often or in larger quantities and creates…3. More waste (tubs, tops and foil liners vs a can resealed with a reusable top) and4. They. Are. A. Pain. To. Open. (and reclose). Tops are flimsy and foil tears easily. HATE it.But my girl loves what’s inside. So we compromised to Four Stars.Ah, what we do for our kids……

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  51. m_e_gm_e_g

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our doggy just loves this.

    He is right there beggin for more! Cant get enough.

  52. BLAIR M HANCOCK

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Senior Dog Food for Most

    I have had my three senior dogs on Pro Plan Savor 7+ for many years. On the recommendation of a friend, I upgraded to the “Bright Mind” food for all three–two small dogs and one boxer. I like that the Bright Mind does not have the “shredded” soft pieces that the Savor contains. My dogs don’t enjoy chewy bits anymore. So that alone was a plus. The boxer and one of the smaller dogs, who is diabetic) have done fine with the Bright Mind variety, though I can’t say I have seen the kind of marked improvements others describe–maybe because they were already on a Pro Plan diet or maybe they both have hearing and vision impairments and arthritis so they are just not going to gambol about. Still I am happy with the food and plan to keep using it for them. (I get the small breed variety for the diabetic Yorkie mix and regular for the boxer, which is still a small-size kibble.) The other smaller dog is a Pekingese mix, also around 13 years old, deaf, and with some respiratory and skin issues. We’ve never found the source of her conditions, so we try to keep her diet simple and treat the symptoms. I was hoping the Bright Mind might help with her skin issues–it did not, but they didn’t get worse either. What did happen was that this dog whose only strong suit had been good digestion/poop became constipated and developed a very hard stool. I thought it was a fluke at first, but we kept her on it for a few weeks, and she continued to struggle with her bowel movements, which had never been a problem before. So I switched her back to the Savor 7+/small breed, and she’s back to normal. I just hate having three different bags of dog food for three dogs! We also supplement all three with some canned food (ONE or Beyond), about a tablespoon of cooked ground turkey or chicken, and Cosequin in each meal, which has been their constant menu for several years. So PP Bright Mind is a good food, and it’s certainly going to be a great improvement if you’ve been feeding your dogs stuff like Pedigree, Beneful, Old Roy, or even regular Purina. It just may not be a huge difference if you’re already feeding a “premium” quality food. (I’d be interested to know if anyone else has experienced the constipation problem with this food.) Thank you for taking good care of your pets!

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  53. Sharon S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Neurologist recommended

    My 16-yr-old yorkie’s neurologist recommended this food. I could only find it on Amazon and ordered 2 small bags to get free shipping. My dog switched over readily with no digestive issues.

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  54. Gertrude in Florida

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small dog kibble good for cognition and joints

    My dog stopped jumping up , and began to ignore things he usually paid attention to. I thought the dog was getting arthritis and Alzheimer’s…then a friend suggested vitamin supplements- that was tolerated less than a week. I asked a specialty pet store that then sold me “bright mind 7+” in wet dog food tubs. After awhile the dog started to jump up again, to go outside and take walks again. It really helps. The vet gave the dog wet dog food so I ordered this and the dog is more picky about what I mix his soft food with, but he goes to this kibble bowl for some crunches twice a day. He still jumps up when coaxed!

  55. Reed J.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Less waste with our dog compared to other dog food products we’ve used.

    I like the content of ingredients in this dog food and the fact that the total ingredients are geared to our eight year old dog, a Labrador, and there is no waste byproducts in the food or cheap fillers. Our previous dog was a very large Newfoundland and her manure waste was less than many of our friends dogs that were a hundred pounds, or more, lighter than her. She lived till she was over eight years old and her heart was struggling to pump because of fluid. It sounded like a washing machine sloshing through the soapy water. Many large dogs that work cattle like our Newfoundland did don’t live past 6 to 6.5 years. With our current 92 pound Labrador he is in perfect health at this time with no indication of breathing problems or muscle/joint problems. We are on a 7 week automatic refill program and being up in our 70’s we don’t have to go buy the food and haul it out of the store, into the Jeep, out of the Jeep, into the house. So one time moving this large bag is so much easier on my wore-out joints and the convenience of the auto-refill would be worth a lot more to me than it would be to a person that didn’t bale hay, haul feed, get up and down hundreds of times on the tractor in a typical day.

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  56. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    What the pets like

    For this it is the size of the food also for my dachshund mix. I did not know they made a small dog food till I started checking for different dog foods. I am so glad I finally found this he loves it, he had been trying to eat big dog, dog food.

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  57. Teresa A. Smith

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality Dog Food

    This dog food is very good. My dogs like it a lot & I like the idea that it’s good for their mind in their senior years where it’s needed. The food is good quality just for the appearance & I trust pro Plan. I have my dogs on all their products.

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  58. Elizabeth

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent food. PLASTIC TUB CANNOT BE RECYCLED

    I know recycling is largely a scam anyway, but these tubs are made of #5 plastic, which is not accepted by basically any recycling centers. So every plastic tub gets thrown away, and one tiny 12 lb dog eats a whole tub per day.Purina should package these in ALUMINUM or steel cans–something that really can be recycled easily–considering how many of these an average dog would eat in a month.That said, the product itself is excellent. Five star senior dog food.

  59. Reviewer

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT FOR SOME BUT NOT MY DOG

    I have a 13 year old pomeranian who is the cutest dog. Breeders don’t breed these dogs for their longevity but for their adorable cuteness. My sweet little guy is so good natured and loving. He never barks, bites, or does anything destructive. He is the most gentle soul of the dog I have ever met. He is fragile however and after getting “fixed” (neutered), his entire immune system and strength were compromised all his life. He is in better shape now in 2015 than he ever was in his life. I never give him dog food and still cook for him. I still give him micro doses of the herbal formulas on occasion when the weather gets cold and his limbs need a little more support. After all this work, I did not want to undo any of the progress we had made.As he is an older dog, I thought I would give this Purina Pro Plan “Bright Mind” a shot to see if the dietary variation and what they say are the beneficial “enhanced Botannical oils” a try. I purchased the five pound bag of the chicken and rice formula. I started giving my dog the kibble as little treats instead of a main food. Just a small amount, like 10-20 kibbles a day while keeping him on his normal ration of home made boiled chicken and rice.Within two weeks, my dog started displaying symptoms of discomfort and pain. Like carpal tunnel syndrome with people, his paws and arms became stiff and hard and his knuckles became a little knobby and swollen. He did not have any of these signs since his recovery in 2012. So I looked at the bag to find out what the culprit might be. Interestingly, here are some suspect ingredients:”….Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Germ Meal, Barley….”Really? Corn, corn, wheat, and more corn?These ingredients, from my experience, are very clogging and degenerating to my dog. These sticky gluey ingredients might be okay for some dogs but my dog does not do well at all with any kind of gluten or flour/grain products – except rice. And rice is not a true grain. Rice is a grass.I contacted the Purina company and spoke with one of their representatives and asked them what the “enhanced botanical oils” are. At first, they did not want to be very descriptive. Eventually, the person on the phone told me what the “enhanced botanical oils” were. Palm kernel oil and coconut oil. That’s the magical stuff I guess. These oils, they claim, are enhanced (broken down, modified, and restructured) to be broken down into a slow process sugar for the brain to absorb. The words “enhanced botanical oils” carries with it an image of various herbal extracts and essential oils of which we hear so much about. However, this is not the case. It is palm kernel oil and coconut oil. That’s the “enhanced botanical oils”! I know that coconut oil is good for inflammation. Can my dog do well on these oils? Probably. He seems to be mentally doing okay – less stress. He seems to be a little a little more playful. Could he do better without all the gluten and corn and wheat junk? Yes. I don’t want his system to be overloaded with food that inflames his arthritis and clogs his system. As soon as I took him off this dog food, within two days, his pain went away and he was no longer curling his toes or having swollen feet and joints. Definitely doing better without the corn, corn, corn gluten, wheat, etc.The reviews for this product are amazing for so many people. However, for my sensitive dog, it is not worth the risk to continue feeding him this product or any other dog food with corn, corn sugars or corn and grain extracts. I would say that Purina has a great idea with the added oils, but they should leave the wheat, barley, and gluten ingredients out. Then they would have a super great product that even more dogs might benefit from. I would certainly give this a try if they could take out the corn and grain sugars.I would say try a small bag first. If your dog is prone to arthritis and gluten sensitivity which occurs with dogs who have digestive issues, neurological issues, or inflammation issues, you may want to skip this. If your dog is normally healthy without any problems except for getting old and mentally old, maybe it will work for you. It simply did not work well at all for my dog. Sorry, but I wish it were otherwise.update: August 1, 2015: I found a brand of dog food (that doesn’t have corn and wheat gluten or chicken by products or turkey) I mix as a 1/3 portion of my dog’s total consumption with the other 2/3 being boiled chicken and white rice. In addition, I added more electrolytes and potassium in particular, and started introducing a dab of virgin coconut oil and a few drops of agave nectar to my dog’s food or let him lick it off my finger. The result: my dog started playing with his toys again and making more eye contact and appears to be more playful all around, and has much more energy. I can’t say that this solution will help anyone else’s dog but it certainly helped mine.

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  60. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality for Picky Dog

    This food has been a hit for a dog that grew tired of several other foods.

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