ABSTRACT: Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is a behavioral change that can occur in geriatric dogs, and is associated with impairments in learning and memory. CCD can impact the human-animal bond due to the reduction in the animal’s quality of life and the owner being unable to cope with behavioral changes associated with CCD. However, early diagnosis of CCD is key in managing the condition, as its progression can be delayed with diet, medical and behavioral interventions.


Louise Stott RVN

Louise qualified as a Veterinary Nurse July 2017 from Middlesex University She works in a small animal practice. Louise is particularly interested in emergency critical care and plans to start the Vets Now VN ECC course this year: She also enjoys learning about animal behavior and while at university she completed an elective module in animal behavior:

Email louisestott@ntlworld.com

Keywords: Behaviour; Drugs; Diet; Canine; Cognitive; Age

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 33 (12) • December 2018 pp336-339

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