The Westminster Dog Show is coming up! Are you guys ready? It might not be a big deal to some people but in our house, it’s a must-see event and we’re ready to watch all the gorgeous dogs parade across our TV screen and compete for Best in Show. This year, the Westminster Dog Show is sponsored by Purina® and since our dogs are currently on a diet of Purina® Pro Plan® Focus® Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice I’m making sure my pups know that even though they aren’t bringing home any blue ribbons, they are for sure my MVPs.

I adopted Wilkins from a rescue when he was still just a puppy. He was only 8 weeks old when I brought him home but he’d already lived in multiple foster homes and his tail had been broken by one of the foster homes who apparently didn’t have the patience for puppy care (#Losers). Oh, and he was also the runt of the litter and was clearly bullied by his 7 bigger sisters. When I first went to see the pups Wilkins didn’t even look at me. He was huddled in the corner, facing the wall, looking so lonely and isolated while the other puppies were jumping all over me and yipping for attention. I couldn’t stand seeing the poor little guy looking so lonely and rejected so I scooped him up in my arms, snuggled him against my cheek, and he’s been my best friend and MVP ever since.

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Since I’ve had Wilkins, he’s had a tumor on his shoulder, a rectal rupture which required emergency surgery, constant dry skin issues, and a seizure so while I know he’d never win any “Best in Show” awards at the Westminster Dog Show, he’s 100% a champion in my eyes and deserves nothing but the best. That’s why we recently switched him to Purina® Pro Plan® Focus Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice.

We’ve tried a few different dog foods over the last few years but we keep finding ourselves coming back to Purina for both of our dogs. It’s easily available at PetSmart and since I’m there all the time buying the boys sweaters and new toys it makes shopping for all of their needs a breeze. Neither of our boys are show dogs and I know they’ll never make an appearance at the Westminster Dog Show but 11 of the last 12 Westminster Best In Show Champions Were Fueled By Purina® Pro Plan® so I know I can trust Purina® to take the very best care of my personal MVP’s. Plus, Purina®  products are backed by 85+ years of Purina®  research from 500+ scientists globally. For more details, visit Purina.com.

Learn how to treat your dog like the real MVP of your family with nutrition from Purina Pro Plan, the first dog food to use real meat as the #1 ingredient! #proplantasteofvictory
Learn how to treat your dog like the real MVP of your family with nutrition from Purina Pro Plan, the first dog food to use real meat as the #1 ingredient! #proplantasteofvictory

Ever since Wilkins had a tumor on his skin in 2014 I’ve been watchful for other skin conditions. He is prone to dry skin, skin irritants, and other sensitivities which is just another reason why I love having him on the Pro Plan® Focus® Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice formula. It’s formulated with key nutrients to support specific nutritional needs based on the life stage, lifestyle, breed size or other unique needs of your dog. Plus, real protein is the #1 ingredient in all dry formulas so you can feel comfortable knowing your MVP is getting the good stuff he deserves. Check out the link here for Purina® Pro Plan® offers and bracket info. You can even get up to $4 OFF a 47-50-lb. bag of Pro Plan® between 12/31/18 – 3/3/19.

I do all I can to spoil Wilkins and Tebow to let them know they are my MVPs. We take vacations, go on road trips, spoil them with all the toys, and always make sure they are well-groomed and well-fed. Honestly, they are beyond spoiled and they know it. In fact, we’re taking a road trip this weekend and to make it extra comfortable for them they have new sweaters and a new blanket for the car so they stay warm since it’s cold outside. I didn’t even buy a new sweater for me but for the dogs? Of course.

Learn how to treat your dog like the real MVP of your family with nutrition from Purina Pro Plan, the first dog food to use real meat as the #1 ingredient! #proplantasteofvictory
Learn how to treat your dog like the real MVP of your family with nutrition from Purina Pro Plan, the first dog food to use real meat as the #1 ingredient! #proplantasteofvictory

This year, Purina® is hosting a bracket challenge for the Westminster Dog show which you can learn about here. Visit yourpetourpassion.com to learn more about Purina® Pro Plan® promotions, the bracket challenge, and more!