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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Questionnaire

Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is a disease similar to alzheimer’s in humans. It typically affects dogs over the age of 8 and the symptoms can be distressing for both you and your dog. Fortunately, there are way to help slow down this degenerative process, but most owners are unaware that their dog has cognitive dysfunction. Filling out a questionnaire like the one below can help you identify CCD early. Read more about canine cognitive dysfunction here

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Symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Distinctive symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction include:

  • Increased restlessness and wandering with an apparent lack of purpose
  • Decreased ability to recognise familiar people and objects
  • Behavioural alterations, such as reduced willingness to play
  • Interrupted sleep and restlessness during normal sleeping hours
  • Increased house-soiling despite previous house training

It is nearly impossible to diagnose CCD before symptoms develop and as such, the main method of diagnosis is the presence of the above symptoms.

6 comments

  1. I found the questionaire useful. I had suspicions that he may be suffering, after all he is 16. As we resued him we did not know if he was like this before, but in the last 6 months have seen a decline in his responses and behaviour.

    Will speak to our Vet about CCD and options.

    Thanks

  2. Patricia McBride

    My dog is a 4and a half year old labrador with idiopathic epilepsy ,she has become increasingly nervous and seems scared if furniture is near her and won’t enter rooms as normal ,she barks more and whines more too .I am really worried about her ,she has also stopped playing with our other lab as often as she used to and seems to go off on her own more in the house rather than be in the sitting room ,she usually follows us everywhere but now seems scared to enter rooms and pass by furniture that has always been familiar in the past .

  3. Our dog is 15 going blind and is completely deaf. She shows high signs of ccd. How can we help her in this particular situation? We plan to take her to the vet tomorrow.

  4. If you are fairly certain you dog does have Canine Dementia, and in just a weeks time the symptoms are only getting worse, when would be the time to decide where or not to try to extend their life or euthanize knowing your dog has had gradmal seizures in the past and believe is currently having multiple petite mal seizures now.

  5. Our dog Pippin is 18 this year, she is partially blind and deaf, her back legs go sometimes. She paces through the house, hundred times a day, just ambling around. She is urinating all the time, little drops but constantly. She wines, cries all through the night, she often just stares for ages at a wall. Her back is so arched, she looks like she has arthritis. We cannot take her to the poodle parlour anymore, as they say she just cries and it’s not fair on her. The vet said she has many tumours and she is such an old lady, that she wouldn’t be able to cope with any ops. We rescued this little lady was she was 18 months old and it breaks my heart that this family member is going through so much. BUT everyday she plods on x

  6. My dog has cataracts and my vet thinks that the reason she seems like she may show signs of dementia is from going blind. I’ve been having a hard time trying to find information if it’s possible to have both.

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