March 2017
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Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Dogs Quiz

As dogs age, they may begin to exhibit behavior changes that are attributed to normal aging, including being slow to respond to typical daily stimuli. In reality, some of these dogs may be showing clinical signs of cognitive decline, also referred to as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). At routine appointments, veterinarians can screen their aging canine patients for these changes, the signs of which typically start about halfway through the dog’s anticipated lifespan.

The following quiz highlights current understanding of CDS, along with its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

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