Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD)
Thanks to continued advances in holistic healthcare, dogs are living longer than ever!
We all want our dogs to live longer lives, and living longer is a wonderful thing, but it comes with an increased chance of developing health problems common to senior dogs.
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is a brain disease prevalent in older dogs that causes cognitive decline, similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in people.
Murphy is 15-1/2 years old. I observed the first symptom of CCD on August 13, 2018, when he walked away from his bowl leaving half his breakfast. He hasn’t eaten normally since. New symptoms developed shortly thereafter.
I wanted to treat Murphy as naturally and organically as possible. I researched holistic supplements for senior dog dementia and CCD and read about a variety of holistic supplements that are currently available to treat the disease. I studied the labels and read the reviews and then I bought the supplements that I felt would work the best for Murphy. Since he wasn’t eating much on his own I added the supplements to his food and syringe-fed him twice a day. Murphy had to eat while we figured out what was happening.
As the weeks passed Murphy started improving, and he continues to improve each day.
This is Murphy’s Journey. His healthcare and supplement protocol are specific to him. Please use his journey as a guidepost, not a hitching post (thanks dad!). Do your own research. Speak to your veterinarian if your dog has signs of CCD or any other illness, and always check with your vet before changing your dog’s food or adding supplements. Every dog is different and what works for one may not work for another.
We’ll give you updates on CCD and a place to share stories, experiences and pictures with other dog owners. And you can always count on us for tips, tricks and encouragement. We’ll introduce you to the holistic supplements that are helping Murphy and keep you updated on his progress. We’re right here with you. We’re on the same path and we’ll help you and your dog navigate the journey.
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