Bright Mind for Senior Dogs

How can we help sustain a bright mind as an adult dog ages?

It's a fact - as some dogs age, their brain cells may have difficulty obtaining the right amount of energy, causing their mental processes to change. We set out to help address this reality, using nature's ingredients and the precision of science.

The Problem for Senior Dogs

Did you know the brain uses a tremendous amount of energy? This energy travels in the blood, and reaches the brain cells through glucose pathways. The problem is some senior dogs may have difficulty absorbing glucose in the brain at the proper levels. As dogs age, their capacity to use glucose as an energy source decreases due to wear and tear in the cell. This leads to loss of basic cognitive functions.


We set out to provide energy through a second pathway.  After looking at hundreds of ingredients, we tested an alternate source of energy called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which enter the cell through an alternate pathway, to see if they could change the behavior of senior dogs.   Fatty acids in MCTs, sourced from enhanced botanical oils, are easy for your dog to convert into brain friendly fuel that feed the neurons and keep the brain cells active. The results were even better than we expected.  After only a short time consuming MCTs, dogs were making fewer errors and adapting to new situations faster.

We looked to nature to find an alternate source of energy.  Fatty acids in the MCTs are sourced from enhanced botanical oils.  Read more about our approach to sourcing ingredients responsibly, in our deforestation policy.

Learn how these enhanced botanical oils naturally nourish your senior dog's mind while other high quality ingredients, including real chicken, nourish his body: Purina ONE SmartBlend Vibrant Maturity 7+ Senior Formula.