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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Behavioral changes associated with age-related cognitive impairment in geriatric dogs

Author(s):
Kamal Kumar, Rajesh Agrawal, Nishi Pande, Abha Tikoo and Rajiv Singh
Abstract:
A questionnaire based survey was conducted on 94 dogs of ≥8 years of age for the behavioral changes. Behavioral changes associated with age-related cognitive impairment fall mostly into 5 categories namely disorientation, socio-environmental interaction, sleep-wake cycle, house soiling and physical activity. Age related prevalence of impairment in different categories was recorded. Number of dogs with alteration in one, two, three and four behavioural categories were 31 (32.98%), 39 (41.49%), 18 (19.15%) and 6 (6.38%), respectively. The most impaired behavioural category was socio-environmental interaction (65.96%) followed by sleep-wake cycle (62.77%), general activity (32.98%), house soiling (25.53%) and disorientation (11.70%).
Pages: 2002-2004  |  233 Views  70 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kamal Kumar, Rajesh Agrawal, Nishi Pande, Abha Tikoo and Rajiv Singh. Behavioral changes associated with age-related cognitive impairment in geriatric dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2002-2004.

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