Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dogs Can Suffer from Alzheimer's Too

Does your senior dog have symptoms of Alzheimer's?  The canine version of Alzheimer's is known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.  If your dog is afflicted with this disorder, he will display symptoms that are very similar to people with Alzheimer's:

    My 16 year old beagle
  • disorientation
  • depression
  • confusion
  • unable to recognize family members
  • incontinence
  • staring at walls
  • not responding to affection
  • develop compulsive disorders

If your elderly dog suffers from any of these symptoms, there are a few options for slowing down the affects of Alzheimer's in dogs.  Try a few of these doggie games and puzzles that help your dog exercise his brain and slow down brain disfunction.

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