28 days ago, I shared with all of you that we were making some changes in Ollie’s life. As part of the Purina ONE® 28-day challenge, we made a commitment to switch out his dog food and see if it made a difference in him. You can read all about why we wanted to make this change and some of the other ways that we switched things up daily to help Ollie life his best life here. As I promised, now that our 28 day challenge is complete I wanted to come back and share our results with you. While I know that every dog is different, we saw visible differences in 28 days by simply switching out Ollie’s old for for Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Formula dog food from Walmart. Read on to find out how 28 short days improved my dog’s life, gave him more energy and helped him look even cuter (if that’s even possible!).
So, as you can see in my previous post, we tried to keep most things the same in Ollie life and simply gradually introduced Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Formula dog food from Walmart. As recommended, we started in small increments, replacing a portion of his old food with Purina ONE® dog food and gradually increased the amount we were switching out until he was complete changed over. From the first day, Ollie loved the food.
He’s a funny little thing and would pick out certain pieces to eat first but it never failed that when we came back to his bowl, all the Purina ONE® dog food was gone. I’ll be honest and say that for a picky eater like Ollie, that in itself was an amazing step in the right direction. Once we started switching out his old food for Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Formula dog food, I watched him closely to see what changes I could notice. It took about a week but I quickly began to see that he had more energy. Where he used to only like short walks and would tire quickly when we were playing, his energy level went up and he started beating us to the door any time he saw us grab his leash.
He wanted longer walks (which was awesome by me since it’s the perfect time of year for long evening walks). He brought his toy to us any time we sat down and waited for us to throw it while his tail impatiently beat on the floor. In general, he simply had a little bit of pep to his step that I hadn’t seen in quite a while.
Encouraged by this improvement in his energy levels, I continued to feed him Purina ONE® dog food from Walmart. I knew based on the increase in energy I was seeing that this highly digestible dog food that contains zero fillers and promotes high nutrient absorption was doing great things for my pup’s body. While I knew it was working inside to increase his energy levels and support healthy joints, about three weeks into feeding him Purina ONE® dog food, I noticed something else….a new brightness to his eyes and a fluffiness to his coat that he had been missing. While he’s always gotten compliments anywhere I take him, suddenly people who see him often were asking what changes we’d made. Truthfully, he just looked healthier!
It was like all of a sudden, his coat lost that dull look that I’d been fighting all summer and I was able to feel the change each time he nuzzled up to me to be petted.
Truthfully, I was hoping to see some visible differences but I had no idea how much of a difference the Purina ONE® 28-day challenge would make. I feel like in four short weeks, I’ve given my pup a new lease on life and improved how he looks and how he feels. While the challenge started with me simply giving him a different food in his bowl, it ended with me knowing that the food I choose for him can cause a difference that’s so noticeable, nobody can miss in. In fact, I know that if Ollie could talk, he’d tell me thank you for being the best dog mama around and taking the steps to make a small change that equals a big difference!
When you love your four-legged friend like I do, you’ll do anything you can to ensure they are living their best life and taking the Purina ONE® 28-Day Challenge is the simplest way I’ve found to do just that.
Want even more proof of the changes I saw in Ollie in the last 28 days? Check out the video below! While we were taking part in the 28-Day challenge, I took a one second video every day. It’s proof positive of the changes to not only how he looks but his energy level as well!
Now that you’ve seen what a difference 28 days made for Ollie, I encourage you to join the Purina ONE® 28-Day Challenge with your own pup! To get started, you can save $3 on your first bag of Purina ONE® dog food from Walmart when you register for the 28 Day Challenge.
Taking the Purina ONE® 28-day Challenge with your pup may be the easiest change you ever make for him or her but if you’re results are like ours, the differences will amaze you!
Now tell me, have you taken the Purina ONE® 28-Day Challenge with your dog? What are some of the results that you saw?