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Cognition in Aging Dogs and Dogs with Epilepsy

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  • Description:
    Cognitive dysfunction in dogs or canine dementia is a widely recognized neurobehavioral syndrome in aging dogs. It is characterized by changes in memory, social interactions, and sleep cycle.

    Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common chronic neurologic condition in dogs, and there is increasing evidence of co-morbid neurobehavioral problems including anxiety, ADHD-like behavior, and cognitive impairments.

    Whereas the evidence is mounting regarding the co-morbidity of epilepsy and early-onset cognitive impairment and dementia in humans, this phenomenon has not been studied in dogs. In this Specialty Update Dr. Rowena Packer discusses her large scale study of cognitive dysfunction in an aging population of dogs and dogs affected with idiopathic epilepsy. Discussion includes:

    - Features of naturally occurring cognitive dysfunction in dogs
    - Risk factors identified for cognitive dysfunction
    - Risk factors for and features of cognitive decline in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy
    - Protective and preventive measures that owners can take to stave off or minimize risks for cognitive dysfunction in dogs

    Running time: 24 mins

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  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Rowena Packer, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $9.95

Featured Publications

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  • Nutrition of Aging Dogs

    Vet Clin of No Amer: Sm Anim Pract Vol 44(4), July 2014, pp 741-759. Authors: JA Larsen, A Farcas Member Fee: $ 7.95 - Login to Purchase and Download
  • Aging in the Canine and Feline Brain

    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 44, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages 1113-1129. Authors: CH Vite, E Head. Me...  more
  • Seizures and Status Epilepticus

    Small Animal Critical Care Medicine (Second Edition), 2015, Chapter 82, Pages 426-431. Author: Karen M. Vernau Member fee: $5.95 - Login to ...  more
  • Anticonvulsants

    Small Animal Critical Care Medicine (Second Edition), 2015, Chapter 166, Pages 872-876. Authors: Adam Moeser, Sheldon A. Steinberg Member fe...  more