Your Cat or Dog May Have Dementia 

said Stephanie McGrath, an associate professor of neurology at Colorado State University’s College of 

Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in a recent interview with the Washington Post. 

Dementia might cause an elderly pet to change its habits. 

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They might appear bewildered or disoriented, or they might roam around aimlessly even in familiar places.  

Another common symptom is when a pet loses interest in performing routine tasks, 

like going potty or using the litter box, that they had previously mastered. 

A change in a pet's normal sleep-wake pattern may be another sign of dementia, according to the experts. 

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