Foggy Dog? There may be help!

 

 

SeniorDogDid you know our pets can have dementia or cognitive impairment?  I was examining Rocky, a 10-year-old boxer, the other day.  His owners were concerned that he just seemed older lately.  He was pacing, not playing with toys, seemed more anxious, and would seemingly get lost in corners.  The owner said, “he just seems like he is not there sometimes.  The lights are on, but no one is home.”  He was also having occasional accidents in the house.  I examined him to rule out some underlying causes like hypothyroidism, low blood sugar, anemia, and urinary tract infection. We checked some blood for various things and everything came back normal.  I was beginning to think this was a cognition problem.  Dogs and cats both can suffer from this, and they can respond to medication and supplements.  My own dog, Gretel, became senile at 10 years of age.  We started her on a medication called Selegeline.  She responded by being normal and active for 2 more years. That was some time ago. Since then, we know other things to do. The medicine is number one, but now we know that omega 3 fatty acids and non steroidal anti-inflammatories help.  Plus there are several diets designed to help older animals cope with dementia. If your pet is showing any of these signs, let us know. Maybe we can help you!

-Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim

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James Cosby II
James Cosby II
posted 6 months ago

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that's with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.

Cheryl Posey
Cheryl Posey
posted 1 month ago

I've been taking my dogs to Dr Jim for almost 16 years and can't say enough good things about him, the other vets and staff. Everyone has taken such good care of my pets, I can't imagine going anywhere else. I truly believe that if it weren't for the excellent care my Pomeranian Fiona has received during the past three years with Dr Jim, thst she wouldn't be here with me today.

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