Dog Dementia: Circling Behavior

Dog with canine cognitive dysfunction circling

Here is a short video of what my dog Cricket’s circling behavior¬†looked like.

Circling can be very obvious once the dog has an advanced case of dementia, but¬†it doesn’t necessarily start out that way. Cricket was doing it for several months before I noticed. At the beginning she didn’t stand in one place and do it; her circling was integrated into how she walked around. When I would see it I attributed it to other things.

Circling can also be a symptom of several other diseases and conditions, so if your dog has started to circle or shows other oddities in her gait, please take her to see your veterinarian.