What to Do About It

Here is an article I wrote on living with a dog with dementia. It has 7 tips for making life easier for the dog and the people.

Dog Dementia: What You Need to Know

I hope this will become a page where we can share tips. Leave a comment if something is working out really well for you, or if you have a question for others with senior dogs!

Cricket 2012 in doorway

 

2 thoughts on “What to Do About It

  1. My precious dog pippin is 16 and a wonderful companion to me.During the last 6 months she has been diagnosed with dementia.She has always been well behaved and a joy but now she barks all night and seems disorientated and bumps into everything. She is still eating but shows no interest in her toys.At what point do Isay enough is enough? She seems depressed and sleeps all day.She also has mammary camcer but the vet assures me she is not in pain.I dont know what to do for the best I love her but apart grom eating she has little quality og life how will I know when the time is right I dont know what to do

    • Kim, that is so hard. I don’t know. Here is a checklist, but I don’t know if it will help. You laid it out pretty well already.

      http://www.allpetsmacomb.com/qualityoflife.html

      Have you asked your vet about medication? It can help a bit sometimes. It might widen her enjoyment of life a little bit.

      I’m sorry I can’t be more help. My heart is with you, though. Pippin is lucky to have you, and your great love and consideration for her really show.

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