Does Your Senior Dog Do This?
You are not alone. Talk to your vet if you think your dog may have dementia or cognitive dysfunction. Then explore this site for information and support from other people who have gone through this with their dogs.
My name is Eileen Anderson. My dog Cricket was diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction, also called dementia or doggie Alzheimer’s, in 2011 at the age of 15. She had been showing signs even before that.
For the rest of her days, I worked to make her life as happy and safe as possible. She lived a good life for two more years.
I created this site and wrote a book to help others whose dogs have dementia. If your dog has dementia, I hope you find out sooner than I did.
What you can find here
A guide to canine cognitive dysfunction: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to cope.
Photos and videos that demonstrate the signs of canine cognitive dysfunction.
A printable symptoms checklist you can take to your vet.
General tips on how best to care for a senior dog.
Stories by many other people who have also helped their dogs through this (for instance, the comments at the bottom of the Symptoms page).
Information that may help you make a decision about euthanasia if such a decision becomes necessary.
Most important: my book, which has the information you need to help your senior dog live as full a life for as long as possible.
My book can help you.
Here’s what people are saying about it.
A Message from Eileen