Look at me with two of my favorite people.
We go visit just when it’s snack time and they both are so kind to give me their cookies in spite of my mistress telling them not to.
She explains that it’s not good for me but they ignore her. Good for them!
Thank you for the cookies. I love you!
The equivalent to Alzheimer’s disease in dogs is called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). One thing I know for certain is that if ever I end up in a home because of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction I will always give part of my cookies to the dogs that visit me.
Physical and behavioural changes are similar in both Alzheimer’s and CDS. So similar, we can borrow from the extensive research that has been done in humans and lab animals to help understand what will delay the onset of senile dementia in pets. (5) Conversely, dogs are also increasingly being used as models to study the disease in humans. (11, 12, 13)