Dementia is self-loss to nothingness; it’s heartbreakingly harsh, especially for the ones who watch the suffering person falling into lost pieces until they cannot recognize them anymore.
Sadly, our canine companions can suffer from dementia as they age, too! Just like humans, this severe condition causes damage to focus, communication, and memory, among other things.
The problem with dementia is that the symptoms can be subtle and gradual. When it comes to dogs, there’s also the fact that they cannot tell us that something is going wrong in their little furry bodies.
As a dog lover and parent, the best thing you can do is to keep a very close eye on your pup, particularly when aging. Never neglect any change in appetite, appearance, routine, or behavior regardless of how small it may seem. It’s best to contact the veterinarian as soon as you notice anything.
DEMENTIA IN DOGS