Hey Y’all! It’s DixieLee.
Mama was worried about Zeva so she asked me to do some research for her. When I showed her what I found, she said I was a Good Girl and asked me to write a blog about it.
You see, Zeva is getting old. I know, we all are and none of us likes it.
Mama saw stuff. Saw changes in Zeva that bothered her. She thought Zeva might be getting something called “Dementia”.
Dementia is something that can happen to older dogs, just like it can happen to older peoples.
The biggest thing was that Zeva would just stare into space and not listen when Mama called.
I found that staring into space and not listening are things that dogs do when they get dementia. Staring into space is also something that dogs do when their eyes get old.
Mama has said that Zeva has needed glasses for a long time now, and it’s not like Zeva listens when Mama calls most times.
Here are some other things I found out about dementia in dogs that I am going to share with you.
3. Aimless wandering
4. Peeing in the house
5. Lack of interest in playing
6. Sleeping more
If you are having these symptoms, your human should take you to see your Vet because there are things you can do to help.
We looked at the list and decided, Zeva probably isn’t getting dementia after all.
Zeva has always been a little absent minded, not confused but if she were a human, she would be blond.
The only time Zeva is anxious is when there is a thunder storm or someone is making fireworks go boom.
Her wandering isn’t aimless, it’s usually because she finds so many things interesting.
She can hold her pee for hours!
Every morning she insists that Mama play games. Doesn’t matter that it’s Mama breakfast time.
Sleeping is Zeva’s favorite thing to do when she is not going for walks or playing.
Mama will talk to Doctor Katrina when she sees her for our regular check up and she will keep an eye on things but all seems good so far.
One thing I learned from this, writing a blog is hard work. No wonder Zeva takes a nap when she is done!
Be good boys and girls,
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