Half of all pets that are 8 years and older show signs of brain aging. You might notice small differences in your older pet’s behavior, such as increased sleeping, lack of energy, or irritability. You may not fully realize these changes until they start to interfere with your pet’s everyday life.
The common brain aging signs include: disorientation, seems lost, fails to greet you, not interested in play, wanders or paces, forgets house training or is unfamiliar with their normal routine/surroundings.
However, thanks to advances in medicine, diagnosis and advice from your veterinarian, there is help in limiting the effects of brain aging. There is hope for a better quality of life for your older pet.
By Chri CCR