Cognitive dysfunction in dogs

Cognitive dysfunction in dogs is one of the many challenges they may face as they age. Nicknamed ‘dogzheimers’, canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) causes dogs to become confused, disorientated, anxious and even incontinent. It should not be ignored by pet owners...

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Cognitive dysfunction in cats

Cognitive dysfunction is cats occurs in up to 28 percent of cats between the ages of 11 and 15, and 50 percent of cats over the age of 15, studies show, although it is not as common as in dogs. The exact causes of declining mental function in older cats cannot always...

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Why old dogs and cats need new tricks

As medical science extends the lifespan of pets, age-related cognitive decline in cats and dogs is on the rise. Clinical signs associated with cognitive dysfunction include  disorientation, social interactions, sleep-wake cycle disturbances, house soiling, activity...

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10 essentials for senior cats

Understanding a senior cat's needs is essential if we want to prolong their lives comfortably and happily. These top 10 tips will help you do just that. 1. Schedule regular wellness check-ups Develop a close relationship with your cat’s veterinarian while your cat is...

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How to care for a senior cat

Senior cats, like people, need more focussed healthcare and attention as they age. Most vets consider cats 'senior' from the age of 7 and will recommend six-monthly wellness checkups rather than the usual annual veterinary exam. This is because cats are very good at...

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