If you’re a regular reader, you will know that we have a boxer dog called Pepper. She is 11.5 years old and although she looks like an old lady with all her grey fur she can still give Ziggy our French Bulldog and us a run for all our money. She is still as bouncy and full of life as she ever has been.
That being said we can see that her age is starting to take it’s toll on her, yes she may run rings around us in the garden or when out for a walk but when it comes to getting out of her bed on a morning or from her comfy spot during the day you can tell she is much slower than she used to be. I’m pleased that other than really bad breath she is still fit and healthy for her age and I’m hoping that this continues for a few more years to come.
We were recently sent some Hill’s Science Plan Mature 7+ Active Longevity Dog Food for Pepper to try. She has been known to be a fussy eater in the past so I was keen to see how well she took to this food.
Hill’s Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity is a food that is a balanced mix of nutrients, little fat and few calories for older dogs (aged above 7 years). Each piece of food has a soft consistency and a combination of vitamins and minerals that makes up an antioxidant formula that is designed to strengthen the immune system and reduce the signs and effects of ageing in your pet.
The foods main advantages are:
- It is a balanced diet and great taste
- It promotes healthy skin and coat
- It has low phosphorus content so helps to keep kidneys healthy
- It contains a unique mixture of antioxidants to help support the immune system
- It is enriched with glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate which help keep older dogs’ joints healthy
I was worried that Pepper wouldn’t eat the food as she is usually so fussy, but I shouldn’t have worried. As the food was new to her we introduced it slowly over the course of a few days. We noticed a little change in her after a week of eating – her coat looks a little shinier and she is a little quicker at getting out of her bed.
*This is a collaborative post*