Could your dog have CDS?
You'll probably be the first to notice signs of CDS, since you're the one closest to your dog. If you notice changes in your older dog's habits or behavior, be sure to talk with your veterinarian. Above all, resist the urge to tell yourself that your dog is “just getting old.” With your help, your veterinarian can determine if the changes in your dog are associated with canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome.
If your dog is over the age of 8, please take a few minutes to complete a Senior Dog CDS Checklist that you can print and take to your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian may also find useful a CDS diagnostic aid, such as the Senior Dog Behavior History Form. For diagnosis, print the form and take it to your veterinarian.