Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Pets

As your pet ages, she may become confused or anxious at times. Some signs of cognitive dysfunction include:

  • Incontinence
  • Wandering
  • Fear of loud noises
  • Decreased interest in play
  • Other changes in behavior

It can help to keep to a very strict schedule including regular feeding times, walk schedules and bedtimes. This will help your pet feel less anxious if they are familiar with a set routine.

If symptoms persist, speak with your vet who may prescribe anti-anxiety medication for your pet.

Should you need help paying for your pet’s medical treatment and care, we are not accepting applications at this time, but you may contact The Pet Fund at 916-443-6007 to inquire about funding for non basic, non emergency care. If you qualify, payment would be made directly to your veterinarian.

We highly recommend pet insurance for parents of elderly pets. Visit our links page for more information about pet insurance and other products that have helped our elderly pets live longer, better lives.