Posts tagged "feline cognitive dysfunction"

Tips for Giving Senior Pets a Boost

Tips for Giving Senior Pets a Boost
Aging gracefully isn’t limited to people….and some pets can suffer a cognitive decline as they age. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debrah Horwitz is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, describing how pets can age, and what canine and feline cognitive syndromes are. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help, which... Read more »

Is Your Cat Not Feeling Well? How Can You Tell?

Changes in interactions: A previously clingy cat acting uncharacteristically aloof, or an independent sole transforming into “Velcro kitty” are examples.
Celebrate Take Your Cat to the Vet week (August 22-28) – having your cat visit the veterinarian for a twice annual preventative exam is really important. This is an initiative supported by petfinder.com and the CATalyst Council. Sadly, cats – on average – see the veterinarian less than half as often as dogs. Presumably, there... Read more »

Older Pets Can Have Younger Minds

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Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg has tips on keeping your pets’ minds nimble….perhaps actually delaying on the onset of cognitive dysfunction (kind of like Alzheimer’s in pets)
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When Adopting Cats, Consider Two

Here are two questions/answers which appear in my Tribune Media Services syndicated columns, both tying into the American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Cat Month.       Q: I’m thinking of adopting a new cat. I’ve had cats all my life, and this is my first period being ‘catless.’ In the past, cats have just showed up at my... Read more »

USA Weekend Story on Aging Pets Creates Reader Rage

USA Weekend Story on Aging Pets Creates Reader Rage
The story I wrote for USA Weekend was on how scientists are using dogs as models to study aging people. We know dogs (and cats) age similar to people. And now that our pets are living longer, we’re seeing more and more cognitive decline, called cognitive dysfunction. This condition is similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in... Read more »

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. That disease is referred to as canine or feline cognitive dysfunction. I have a USA Weekend story due out soon on this subject, and... Read more »
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