Longevity and Dementia

Dr. Bernadine Cruz  on Pet Life Radio

Dogs and cats like their owners are living longer than ever…that is the good news.  Sadly with that longevity both can suffer with dementia issues.  The signs can vary tremendously.  You might be tempted to believe that your pet has become frustratingly stubborn, lazy, grumpy or just downright daft.  Is it dementia, a behavioral quirk or does it have some other underlying medical explanation? If it is dementia are there any effective treatments?  Is there anything you can do to prevent it or at least slow down the process? 

My guest is award-winning board certified veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Gary Landsberg.  He operates a behavior referral practice, North Toronto Veterinary Behavior Specialty Clinic and is the vice president of Veterinary Affairs at CanCog Technologies.