Posts and tweets about cognitive dysfunction in dogs and cats

October 3, 2016

Your veterinary clients likely won't volunteer that they're seeing signs of this disease in their senior pets, so make sure you're asking and educating with this social media campaign.

(Getty Images)A distressing figure in a recent article we published on cognitive dysfunction reported that 85% of cases go undiagnosed or unreported. You have to ask your clients if their older dogs or cats are specifically exhibiting these signs. One way to raise awareness? Send out these Facebook posts and tweets, or get inspired to write your own. We bet you'll get a few calls. Then if you find a patient indeed has dementia, you can suggest ways to stop the decline, whether it be drugs, supplements, diets or increased enrichment.

Facebook post: Has your older cat been soiling outside of the litter box and you know she knows better? It may be a sign of a medical issue such as arthritis. But did you know it's also one of the most common signs of cognitive dysfunction in cats (similar to Alzheimer's disease in people)? Make an appointment today, and we'll sort through all the causes and get her back in the box.

Tweet: Litter box accidents in your older cat may indicate dementia. Let's investigate together and stop this outside-the-box thinking.

Facebook post: You may think your older dog has become suddenly philosophical, contemplating the meaning of life and such as it stares blankly at the wall or just into space. But this may be a sign of cognitive dysfunction, similar to dementia in people. There are many interventions today that can get him out of his (empty) head and back in his game, so make an appointment with us today.

Tweet: Your senior dog isn't staring at the wall watching the paint dry. He may have dementia. Let us help! Make an appointment today.

Facebook post: Wonder why your senior dog is wandering at night? It may be a sign that he has cognitive dysfunction, which is similar to Alzheimer's disease in people. Call us to make an appointment and we'll see what else your dog is doing that might point to this treatable condition. Then you'll finally all get a good night's sleep again.

Tweet: Night wandering is a sign of cognitive decline in dogs. We can stop the descent and get your dog-and you-back to a good night's sleep.

Facebook post: If your senior cat has become a chronic complainer, wandering from room to room with frequent vocal protestations, she could be suffering from cognitive dysfunction, which is similar to Alzheimer's disease in people. She's got your attention for sure, and now you've got ours. Just make an appointment today to see the variety of ways we can help slow or stop the decline.

Tweet: If your older feline has become an overly chatty catty, check in with us since increased vocalizing is a common sign of dementia in cats.

Facebook post: Has your senior dog or cat started giving you the cold shoulder, spurning your affections? Or, just the opposite, does he suddenly seem to be attached to you at the hip? Oddly, both of these extremes can be signs of cognitive dysfunction, a form of dementia seen in dogs and cats. We have ways to get them back to their normal social ways. Just call and make an appointment.

Tweet: Feel like your relationship with your older pet has changed? Signs of dementia can include less or, conversely, more interest in attention.