Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Symptoms of CDS in dogs (and some occur in cats too) may include :

  • Disorientation
  • Reduced willingness to interact with people or other dogs
  • Vocalising at night/ more active at night
  • House soiling
  • Stop responding to commands
  • Reduced exploration/play
  • Repetitive behaviours
  • Walking Aimlessly
  • Increased anxiety / fearfulness

These symptoms may of course be linked to other ‘Old age’ problems such as arthritis but it is important to recognise we can treat these problems either with medications, diet and/ or lifestyle changes to help our pets live comfortably into old age.

Purina have done lots of research into Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, this link has lots of useful information:

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