Features November 2012 Issue

Senior Supplements

Checkers may be out of the question, but just like senior citizens, older dogs benefit from increased mental stimulation, provided by training games or toys. The addition of nutraceutical supplements may also preserve or enhance their cognition.

Senior Supplements

These neutraceuticals may offer hope for treating Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.

Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), also called cognitive dysfunction syndrome, is comparable to Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Dogs with CCD may show signs such as confusion, disorientation, anxiety, irritability, apathy, reduced interaction, house soiling, forgetfulness, and aimless wandering or pacing, especially at night. CCD can rob a dog of quality of life, and make living with an old dog difficult.

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