Dementia is common in dogs too. At Walking Paws Rehab we can help guide you through treatment options and therapy focused on cognitive health. Let’s help your aging pet feel young again!
About 22.5% of dogs exhibit signs and symptoms of cognitive decline as they age. This is often referred to as canine dementia (CD). These symptoms are considered to be canine dementia when there is no other medical or social explanation for them. These symptoms can be grouped into four categories— impaired orientation, impaired social interactions, decline in house-training, and impaired sleep-wake cycles.
While there is no cure for canine dementia, there are some things you can do to help prevent the onset and even slow the progress of canine dementia. Diet, supplements, socialization, routines, and exercise can all play an important role in maintaining your dog’s brain function.