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Evidence Update–Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) is a common and significant disease in older dogs which resembles, in many ways, some forms of dementia in humans. I have written about proposed therapies several times (1, 2, 3). Because there is no highly … Continue reading

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Nutraceuticals & Cognitive Dysfunction–An Update

Back in September, I reviewed the evidence (or lack thereof) supporting claims of benefits from nutraceuticals in cognitive dysfunction. One of the more popular ingredients in many of the products sold with such claims is Ginkgo biloba, and at the … Continue reading

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Nutraceuticals and Cognitive Dysfunction

There is widespread agreement among veterinary behaviorists, and veterinarians in general, that one consequence of the improved longevity of our patients has been an increase in clinical behavior problems associated with brain aging. Changes in sleep/wake cycles, activity level, housetraining … Continue reading

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Brain Protection Blend: Can Nutritional Supplements Preserve or Improve Cognitive Function in Cats?

Age-associated Cognitive Dysfunction As our pets age, behavioral changes associated with aging of the brain often become evident. Cats and dogs may exhibit changes in sleep patterns, in interactions with other animals or with humans, problems with housetraining, and other … Continue reading

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Neutricks(tm): Another Nutraceutical for Canine Cognitive Dysfnction

Yet another product has entered the market aimed at treating Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). This age-related brain disorder is analogous to dementia in elderly humans, and it involves a number of significant behavioral changes. Affected dogs may get lost … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Leap Years Anti-aging Supplement Study

Back in January of 2023 I reviewed claims for a purported anti-aging supplement for dogs called Leap Years. My conclusion at the time was- Leap Years is similar to most veterinary supplements on the market: It is based on some plausible ideas … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Geriatric Small Animal Medicine-Dogs (from WVC 2023)

]WHAT IS AGING?How we define aging depends on our goals and our frame of reference. From the biomedical perspective of the veterinary clinician, the important elements are: As dogs age, they lose robustness (the ability to maintain a state of … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Geriatric Small Animal Medicine- Cats (from WVC 2023)

WHAT IS AGING?How we define aging depends on our goals and our frame of reference. From the biomedical perspective of the veterinary clinician, the important elements are: As cats age, they lose robustness (the ability to maintain a state of … Continue reading

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The Bell Tolls for Resveratrol

Only the most dedicated followers of this blog are likely to remember this (are there any?), but way back in 2009, I first wrote about resveratrol in an article about supplements for cognitive dysfunction and brain aging in dogs. My … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diets for Dogs and Cats

Nutritional therapies and dietary fads for humans often find their way into veterinary medicine. Sometimes, there is a plausible physiologic rationale or encouraging lab animal research to justify testing specific dietary interventions in dogs and cats, and such interventions may … Continue reading

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