The secret, according to Dr. Landsberg, is to not wait until you actually see signs of cognitive aging. Preventive or early management is best. He says, “If you see any change in behavior, report it to your veterinarian.”
During our chat, Landsberg describes what to look for in aging pets that may lead to a dog version of Alzheimer’s disease.
And, if cognitive dysfunction is caught early, there are some nutritional supplements that could help, which Landsberg describes.
What might also help? Early changes in nutrition. One example may be Purina Bright Mind. Or, for more significant changes, Landsberg says prescription diets might be appropriate, including a new one, which includes medium chain triglycerides.