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Medical vs. Cognitive Issues with Canine Cognitive Disorder

Posted on: January 14, 2009

When you are looking at your dog’s health problems you need to look at both behavioral and medical issues. This would lead you to look at the behavior problems as the primary issue and then the medical problems that might cause the behavior. These medical problems might look like Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, but they can mimic them quite well. It will take your vet to rule out medical condition and both a neurological and physical examination is required. Your vet will see the changes in the neurological exam and will be able to tell you if the behaviors are caused by neurological damage or disorders.

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