This is Odd About Dogs

@celticeagle (121018)
Boise, Idaho
July 10, 2016 6:58pm CST
Did you know that dogs can get dementia? Cognitive disfunction in dogs looks similar to human Alzheimer's in a brain scan. If you have a dog that is getting along in years and exhibits certain personality changes you should take this up with your dog's vet. Here is a article with a list of personality changes:
Dementia in dogs is fairly common and it shares some similarities to dementia in humans. Could your dog have the canine version of Alzheimer's?
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@just4him (132291)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jul 16
Interesting. My dogs didn't display those symptoms, however Rascal did have arthritis pretty bad so his difficulty with the stairs was because of that.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 16
Yes, my dog Stryder had the same I think.
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@just4him (132291)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul 16
@celticeagle Did you name your dog from the Lord of the Rings character?
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jul 16
@just4him .....Yes, he was.
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@mom210 (6853)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Jul 16
I did not know that, how terrible.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jul 16
It is sad isn't it?
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Jul 16
My little Sally is working into middle age now. I think she is still sharp in her thinking and yet I can tell she is slowing down. Interesting post.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 16
Symptoms to watch for too.
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@GreatMartin (6530)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 Jul 16
Something more to worry about when getting old--dogs or humans!
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 16
Yes, it is.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jul 16
i actually had no idea
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 16
It makes sense but I didn't either.
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@jstory07 (72306)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Jul 16
I never know that about dogs,.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 16
That's why I posted this.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 16
Logic would suggest that every living creature would be susceptible to this condition because it is simply the result of the brain ageing and becoming less efficient.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 16
Thanks for your logic.
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@norcal (3212)
• Nevada City, California
11 Jul 16
I would be surprised if many other creatures do not share this trait. Similar to the body, when the brain gets very old, it often does not function as well.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 16
This is true.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 16
I'm not surprised at this because I think our old dog was affected by it. She was disorientated, and didn't seem to know where she was. We had to take the decision to put her to sleep.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 16
That is sad. We did finally with ours as well.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jul 16
thats really fascinating dso that explains a lot of werid actions of old dogs, I learned something today. thanks; fore sharing
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 16
Yes, it does explain a lot.
@OreoBrownie (3653)
• Commerce, Georgia
14 Jul 16
Yes I knew that. The causes are much the same as those in people.
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@rina110383 (24065)
11 Jul 16
Very informative one. We have pitbulls at my parents' place. I really need to read this. Thanks.
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@allen0187 (34384)
• Philippines
11 Jul 16
Thanks for sharing this information about dogs.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
14 Jul 16
Malaki is getting old. I'm not sure about memory problems though. He does have trouble jumping on the couch or the bed now.
@bunnybon7 (37915)
• Holiday, Florida
14 Jul 16
i read that and it is quite scary to me as that has to be a terrible thing. my dog has already cost me a fortune in vet bills as she keeps getting tags on her, like outside cysts, and other illnesses like allergies , etc.
@sunrisefan (21833)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
This could probably be the reason why some dogs bite their owners even though they (the dogs) were very well-behaved long before.
@sofssu (18091)
13 Jul 16
I had no clue that dogs get dementia. Interesting!