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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: The Dementia of Dogs

by Lori Hehn - November 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

What is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?
Dogs that are getting older may start to show some signs of what we would call dementia in humans. It is a degenerative condition in the brain. It is progressive and is not curable, but there are a few treatment options. The cause is not known but it has been thought to be related to some imbalances of nervous system compounds, such as acetylcholine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.

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