Canine Cognitive Disorder
Canine cognitive dysfunction can often be comorbid with other age-related problems. It is often under-diagnosed due to owners being unaware of the fact that dogs can suffer from dementia, and is usually picked up only when owners take their dogs to the vet for what they think are physical or behavioural problems.
Recent research indicates that perhaps as many as 28% of dogs aged 11-12 years, and 68% of dogs aged 15-16 years, showed one or more signs of cognitive impairment. This podcast will cover clinical signs, diagnosis and current treatment options including the need for better owner education and ongoing screening options. Dr Jones will also outline an ongoing clinical trial at the University of Sydney to test the efficacy of cell therapy for the treatment of CCD.