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Risk Of Dementia In Dogs Increases With Age

The risk of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction increases 68 percent each year after a dog turns 10.

By Monica CullAug 25, 2022 4:00 PM
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Like humans, dogs can experience cognitive decline with age. Dogs older than 10 are at a higher risk of developing a neurodegenerative condition called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD).

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