Species affected: Cats, Dogs (primarily recognized in dogs)
Background: The condition is primarily a culmination of exposure to a lifetime of irritants, pollution and a long-term diet of poor-quality food, inadequate minerals, nutrients or vitamins.
Symptoms: Confusion, loss of training, disorientation; may appear depressed. There is often a decreased ability to see or hear as well which adds to the disability.
Diagnostics: History; rule out liver, kidney and other internal diseases that may be the primary problem.
Special Notes: Animals living in an environment without adequate mental stimulation, companionship or exercise are also likely to develop early dementia.
Principles for Supplementation: Ingredients known to support cognitive function combined with antioxidants and general nutritional support.