Do you have a senior fur baby? Are they acting odd? Not like themselves? Getting older and confused??
“Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is a neurobehavioral disorder affecting geriatric dogs and cats that is characterized by an age-related decline in cognitive abilities sufficient to affect functioning, with behavior changes that are not attributable to other medical conditions.”
DISHAA is a wonderful tool to help diagnose CDS! Feel free to follow the link below. You can print and fill this resource out to bring to your next senior vet visit…There are supplements, diet changes and resources to help your fur baby’s aging brain!!
"Dry foods prevent dental disease better than canned or semi-moist foods"
...Dry foods may indeed provide better cleaning action on the sides of the teeth than a canned or semi-moist food. However, there are several important factors to consider beyond the food being simply moist or dry. The nutrient composition is an important food factor in addition to the texture of the food in managing dental disease. Breed, age, immune status, chewing behavior, and dental structure are all animal factors that must be taken into consideration. Only pet foods with the Veterinary Oral Health Council [VOHC] seal of acceptance have been shown to aid in oral health. We recommend you look for this seal when looking for a diet to help your pet's oral health.
The Big Island has seen an increase of contagious Pseudorabies cases caused by feral pigs, which is a fatal disease. For detailed information, go to the State of Hawaii's DOA Animal Industry Division website
**There is a social media rumor going around that PAH is hospitalizing these cases. This is not true. Please report any cases to the State of Hawaii DOA Animal Industry Division (808) 483-7151 e-mail: email@example.com**
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