If you spend a lot of time with your dog, your dog will inevitably be exposed to various diseases and diseases. Just as dementia comes to the elderly, elderly dogs may also have similar symptoms. Today we are going to look at how to prevent and cope with dementia in dogs.
Dog dementia symptoms
As puppies get older, their brain function begins to decline and they begin to show symptoms of dementia. As with human dementia patients, if your dog's appetite is the same as usual, but there are changes in his behavior, then symptoms of dementia should be suspected.
Symptoms of dementia in dogs fall into two categories.
- Behavioral disorders caused by cognitive decline
In this case, they show hostility towards familiar environments or people. In particular, they show ferocious behavior, such as growling or scratching at people they live with. One of the symptoms of dementia is not recognizing or ignoring commands that are normally understood well.
- Physical disorders
This symptom can be seen as an accompanying aftereffect due to abnormal brain activity.
As the brain function deteriorates, the movement of motor neurons is affected, and in dogs with reduced activity, muscle degeneration eventually leads to gait disturbance.
So, how can dog dementia be prevented and treated?
The most important and easiest way to prevent is to go for a walk. Walking is effective in relieving stress and increasing muscle mass, but it is also effective in preventing dementia. This is because brain activity naturally occurs as you experience and become accustomed to various environments. Scent work is also an excellent exercise to prevent as well.
Your dog can be exercised by Hamilpet’s Jumping Ball series that can be used as an interactive toy.
Another preventive measure is to manage your pet’s weight.
Obesity is also a cause of disease in humans, but dogs with dull motor nerves are always droopy and their metabolic function is weakened. Therefore, it is recommended to go for a walk and diet at the same time.
Vegetables that are good to give as a snack when adjusting the diet are paprika, cooked tomatoes, cabbage, and broccoli.
Vegetables also help your dog get enough water.
We hope you and your dog to be happy together for a long time so that they don't get sick🐶❤
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