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How To Prevent Dementia In Pets

As some pets age, they may begin forgetting things, like where the door is or how to get outside. Senile dementia, most prevalent among dogs, resembles senile dementia in humans. To prevent dementia, pet owners should give animals omega 3 fatty acid supplements and encourage exercise. Elizabeth Murphy, DVM, suggests that owners give their animals a sense of purpose, like getting the paper in the morning or becoming a certified companion for nursing homes and day cares. Establishing good routines, keeping weight under control and having a sense of purpose can help prevent cognitive dysfunction.