Delaying the Onset of Brain Decay in Pets

As our pets are living longer than ever, it turns out they can get a disease which is very similar to Alzheimer's in people, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg.

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That disease is referred to as canine or feline cognitive dysfunction. I have a USA Weekend story due out soon on this subject, and on how some products and supplements might actually delay the onset of brain decay. One example is jellyfish protein and it's not as crazy as it sounds. Exercise helps more than we ever thought.

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Dr. Gary Landsberg

Cick HERE to listen to my interview with Landsberg from my national radio show, Steve Dale's Pet World.  


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  • "Doggie Alzheimer's" may actually be canine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) - a fatal prion disease - like mad cow, scrapie, chronic wasting disease, etc.

    Recently scientists have said Alzheimer's and Parkinson Diseases in humans are transmissible prion/protein diseases:

    The animal remains in rendered pet food may be the source of prion disease in both dogs and cats. The US Dept. of Agriculture has been covering up for years the fact that 1.9 million "downer cows" - the animals most likely to have Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) - Mad Cow Disease - are rendered into animal feeds and pet food. Only about 5000 are tested for BSE. Rendering does not inactivate prions.


    Human prion diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, may be due to lack of USDA testing for mad cow disease (in 2010 only 34,386 cows were tested out of 37 million slaughtered)

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been circulating and amplifying in the US food chain since the mid 1980s when Dr. Richard Marsh proved that farmed mink were dying from Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy (TME) after being fed downer cattle.

    "Could Alzheimer's be infectious? "

    SEE comment posted by:
    Dr. Murray Waldman, coroner for the city of Toronto, Canada:
    "In answer to the question how would Alzheimer

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