March 13, 2024

The secrets to delaying doggy dementia

The secrets to delaying doggy dementia
Dr. Chris Brown

A little disclaimer to start with. This article was a little hard to write for reasons you'll see below. But it's also important...

It’s amazing how often I’m asked about older dogs experiencing increasing confusion, toileting mistakes, howling and even getting stuck in the corner of rooms. 

And the cause? It’s most likely a condition that touches so many of our human family. Mine included. It’s dementia…or cognitive decline. And it affects up to 40% of our senior furry family.

But recent research says there is a way to at least delay the progression of the signs.

A healthy diet is crucial along with avoiding obesity. Interestingly, feeding them once a day (instead of multiple meals) seemed to also have a positive effect.

But it's what we feed them that was probably the most profound.

Supplementing with MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oils, DHA rich omega 3 fish oils, Vitamins C, B and E as well as antioxidants helps to reduce inflammation and improve brain health. 

The prevalence of this cognitive decline made me determined to help in some way with an easy, every day treat to help keep that body and importantly, their brain, young. That why I’ve included all of these supplements in my Daily Boosters treats. 

Daily Boosters
Daily Boosters

Once signs develop, it’s all about making life easier and having a routine. 

  • Keep food and water bowls in the same place
  • Walk at the same time
  • If you’re away for a few hours, leave the radio or TV on
  • Keep up the exercise
What’s beneficial for the body is beneficial for the mind. The more blood flow through the brain the better…

And lots of love always goes a long way. Of course...
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