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Pet Alzheimer's Disease - Is Your Dog or Cat Showing Signs?

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- 1704 days ago -
Unfortunately, just like people, dogs and cats also develop degenerative brain diseases known as canine or feline cognitive dysfunction syndrome. But unlike humans, often the signs a pet is in mental decline go unnoticed until the condition is so...

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Laura T (105)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:53 pm

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Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:27 pm

Dany Strakova (123)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:19 pm
thanks for sharing Carrie!

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:34 pm
Much appreciated Carrie!~ Our beloved fur babies are just as vulnerable as we are---good info to pass on to alert everyone.~~~

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 4:38 am
We must always keep an eye out for our animal friends, like Laurie says "They are just as vulnerable as we are!"

. (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:31 am
Great article, Carrie. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie H (23)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 9:54 am
Interesting article ,thanks for sharing Carrie. Noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 10:56 am
Very sad but good to be aware of.

Stardust Noel (38)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:22 pm
I've had a dog with it, & a cat, you just treat them extra lovingly, as they are confused, lots of petting, etc. really helped mine .They feel more secure when their human is near as much as can be

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 4:35 pm
I would say my dog had it. She would wander in the night in the months before she died and get suck places-even just a corner would be a problem. Every night I would lie awake waiting for her to stop and then I would go downstairs to see where she was. Sometimes she would make it back to her bed and sometimes she needed help getting out of wherever she was. Two weeks before she died she would go in the yard and get stuck behind the holly bush which was big and in a corner making it quite hard to get stuck behind. I would have to help her.back out. IT was heartbreaking. She seemed to not realize who I was very often.
Finally I had the vet come to help her die. her legs also were not great. My daughter was moving to NY . She was always up very late and I would be up early so that Zeppo (the big dog in my picture) was rarely alone. With her gone though it was not safe and she was going downhill. It was very sad but it was the right thing for her.
It was a hard thing to see her go through.

Jo S (619)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:25 pm
Very interesting info.!
Thanks Carrie.

Connie O (44)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:53 pm
thank you for that information

Connie O (44)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:54 pm
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Winn A (179)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:01 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:44 am
noted, thanks for sharing

Caroline S (78)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:07 am
Very sad and heartbreaking. Thanks for the info

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:52 am
Losing a loved friend is so painful to us but this disease dosen't seem to cause much physical pain.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Friday September 20, 2013, 12:02 pm
to przykra wiadomość, ale właściciele psów i kotów powinni o tym wiedzieć, aby zrozumieć swoje zwierzęta, kiedy dopadnie je choroba.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 4:11 am
So true Malgorzata, it is an unpleasant message that all owners should be aware of.

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:35 am
Noted, thanks.

Melania P (122)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:16 pm
thanks for posting this! Sharing :)
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