Recognizing signs of canine dementia in senior dogs

What is Canine dementia?

Canine dementia, also known as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

This degenerative brain condition affects brain cells and neurons, leading to disorientation, confusion, and anxiety.

Canine cognitive dysfunction

is similar to human Alzheimer disease.

THE MOST COMMON SIGNS

OF CANINE COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

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– Disorientation and confusion

– Changes in sleep patterns

– Anxiety and restlessness

– Loss of house training

– Foregetfulness

Loss of interest in playing or socializing

- Increased barking or vocalization

– Staring into space

Senior dogs with dementia may become disoriented and confused, seeming lost even in familiar surroundings.

They might exhibit altered sleep patterns, experiencing restlessness at night and increased daytime napping.

Their interactions with family members may change, becoming withdrawn or detached, or display increased clinginess.

The signs of dog dementia can be subtle and may develop slowly over time.

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR DOG IS NOT OK

CONTACT YOUR VET!

Please always follow your vet's recommendations!

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