by Eileen Anderson
Remember Me?: Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Help for owners of dogs with memory loss and dementia
by Eileen Anderson
Publisher: Bright Friends Productions
Publication Year: 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
From the back cover:
“Is your older dog starting to get stuck in corners, stare at walls, or act a little distant? Is he pacing in circles, barking for no apparent reason, or forgetting his housetraining? These or other behavioral changes may indicate that he is developing canine cognitive dysfunction, a disease akin to Alzheimer’s.
Author Eileen Anderson, who demystifies dog behavior at the plainspoken and practical blog Eileen and Dogs, learned about this surprisingly common condition firsthand a few years ago, when her beloved rat terrier Cricket began acting frightened of a person she’d previously loved. As her dementia progressed, Cricket also began walking in circles, standing on the wrong side of doors, getting trapped under furniture, and losing and finding her owner repeatedly. In the last weeks of her life, she even forgot how to drink water. To help Cricket, Anderson put her methodical mind to work, and in this comprehensive and compassionate guide she shares everything she learned and more.
You’ll learn about the symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction and the medications typically used to treat it, as well as other interventions that have shows promise in peer-reviewed studies. You’ll learn how to arrange your home and adjust your habits to keep your dog safe, including what specific products may be helpful. You’ll learn how to keep yourself physically and emotionally healthy while caring for your dog. And there’s deep, thoughtful advice here for when it’s time to make the hardest decision of all about your dog’s quality of life.”
|Dimensions||22.7 × 15.7 × .9 cm|