What is neurological aging?
Just like in humans, neurological aging can also affect dogs. In your pet, this results in the reduced ability to learn and to remember. This is often a gradual process of cognitive decline, starting with small changes in behavior which grow increasingly worse over time. Dogs often show the first signs of cognitive decline around 7 years of age.
It’s important to continue to challenge your dog physically and mentally. You can do this by continuing to walk your dog and by playing games with your dog and or having your dog do puzzles to exercise its mind. Be sure to adapt these activities to your dog’s condition.
- reduced interaction: the dog no longer greets the family or does not respond when called.
- reduced motor skills and balance
- staring blankly
- reduced spatial awareness
- forgetting commands
- reduced appetite
Food containing MCT (medium-chain triglycerides), such as SANIMED Neuro Support, can support brain activity. MCTs provide the brain with energy that is easier to absorb than other fats.