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Dr. Ken Tudor Holistic Veterinarian

Walking your dog is one way to help prevent Dementia

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Did you know that older dogs experience the same type of Alzheimer changes in their brains that cause dementia in humans? How does an owner know if their older dog has dementia or, more correctly, Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome?

Signs of Dementia in Dogs

  • Lack of response to commands or name
  • Stuck in corners or behind furniture
  • Staring blankly at walls
  • Compulsive circling or pacing behavior
  • Howling, barking or whimpering at odd times
  • Self-isolating
  • No longer greets or wants attention
  • Aggression, easily aroused
  • Having elimination “accidents”
  • Insomnia or constantly sleeping

Treatment for Dementia in Dogs

  • Veterinary examination to make sure there are no other causes for the behavior changes
  • Selegiline or Anipryl are conventional treatments used by some veterinarians
  • Antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, DHA & EPA
  • Essential oil treatments
  • Eastern tinctures and Chinese herbs
  • Establish stable feeding, exercise and play routines
  • Prevention is better than treatment

Preventing Dementia in Dogs

  • Add antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, vitamin and fish oil supplements to puppy and dog diets
  • Choose a quality puppy and dog food
  • Establish a geriatric wellness program with your veterinarian
  • Supplements, Chinese herbs, essential oils
  • Avoid over-vaccination
  • Provide a lifetime of daily play and exercise time
  • Avoid commercial treats and treat with colorful fruits and vegetables
Ken Tudor DVM
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness. He has developed a pet weight management program and served on the American Animal Hospital Association task force to develop their Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. He is also a frequent guest on the Pet World Insider radio show and a popular guest on the televised Pet Ex Talks-Pet Experts Empowering Pet Parents show.

Senior Dog Care 03 | Preventing Dementia

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