ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Does your dog stare at you for no apparent reason? Does he bark to get your attention? If so, you may be witnessing his cognitive skills in action, even if you didn't know it. A new online survey1 of dog owners from Purina Pro Plan, a leader in canine nutrition, asked one-thousand dog owners about healthy aging, their bond with their pet, canine brain health and nutrition to better understand consumers' knowledge about canine health and well-being.
Not surprisingly, the survey confirmed that the bond that owners share with their dogs is strong – nine 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 about their own dog's cognitive style. Purina Pro Plan and Dognition have teamed up to help dog owners learn about their dog's cognitive style and nourish his mind with the brain-supporting nutrition in Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas. Dognition is an innovative online platform that offers fun, science-based cognitive games that reveal the unique way each dog sees the world. Starting this month and while supplies last, 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. Dog lovers are invited to visit www.dognition.com/brightmind to learn more and play select Dognition games for free.
Other key survey findings include:
The Human/Dog Relationship
Recognizing Cognitive Behaviors
The Knowledge Gap
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.
"We know owners are looking for ways to help their pets live healthy lives," said Robert Miller, Brand Director at Purina Pro Plan. "That's why Purina Pro Plan is proud to introduce innovative products like Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas, which are helping to make a difference in the cognitive health of dogs."
Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas are available at pet specialty retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.BRIGHTMINDEFFECT.com.
About Purina Pro Plan
Purina Pro Plan is the food of choice for the past 10 Westminster Best in Show winners.** Our goal is to give your dog the nutrition to be his absolute best, helping him to be energetic and resilient, and maintain an ideal body condition, healthy skin and a stunning coat. Because being the best he can be means something different for every dog, our wide range of dry and wet foods, snacks and supplement bars, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, can be found in five specialized categories formulated for a dog's unique needs. For more information, visit www.proplan.com or follow @ProPlan on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine or Google+. The brand is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
**Owners or handlers may have received food or compensation as a Purina ambassador
1 Purina Pro Plan online survey of 1,013 dog owners 18 years or older, fielded July 24-28, 2016 by Propeller Insights.
SOURCE Purina Pro Plan