Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Old 04-24-07, 08:30 AM
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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

I wanted to share my experience with my dog Baby. Baby is a 16 year old Whippet mix, she started showing symptoms of CDS a few months ago. I did some research and made a change in her diet to a combination Newman's Own Organic Senor Diet and her NutroMax Senor, gave her only filtered water, and added a multi vitamin/mineral supplement from solid gold. That was a big help but I had read Cholodin was what she really needed. I added that to her diet and stopped the vitamin/mineral supplement. She declined again, I re-added her supplement and she's back to her old self. The best part is; no side effects.
I can't promise this will work for everyone's dog but it may be worth a try.

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Old 04-24-07, 08:09 PM
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Vet's prescriptions for canine cognitive dysfunction are based on individual dog's needs. There is no cure for this dysfunction, but symptoms can be treated. L-Selegeline (Anipryl) is another new drug for this condition in dogs. Some dogs will respond more quickly, but others may not show improvement for a couple of months. No drug is without contraindications. Depending on response to a prescription, the vet may vary the dosage. Dosage will vary among dogs. Once on a prescription med for canine cognitive dysfunction, dogs usually continue on the medication until they succumb to a medical condition resulting in death or until euthanized. Sometimes the progression of the dysfunction is such that medication is no longer effective.

Thank you for sharing. It is good your dog is responding to medication and is currently experiencing no side effects.

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