As dogs live longer, we see age-related cognitive decline. Disorientation, vocalizing, house soiling, personality changes—all may be symptoms. As many as 30% may be affected by age 10. We carry diets which claim to help the problem. Enrichment of the environment is an important tool and examples of this include toys, attention getting objects like a colored or noisy toy.

One can make exercise easier with rugs or mats. One can also accommodate short perception with hand signals or tactile cues. Make changes slowly. Swimming or slow controlled leash walks may help. Phermones, such as Feliway, may be of use to help stimulate a cat’s senses.