why does my dog pace in circles

Dementia might be a factor if your dog is older. Like Alzheimer s disease, canine dementia can cause the dog to experience confusion or forgetfulness. It may walk in circles as if lost, stare at doors or corners, and exhibit personality changes. The dog may have trouble remembering simple things around the house such as where its food dish is or where it sleeps.


A previously house-trained dog may suddenly start having accidents around the house. If your dog is showing any of these symptoms visit a veterinarian. There are some medications that could help your dog be moreP
Pin their golden years.


Cognitive dysfunction is essentially the canine version of dementia. It tends to occur as your dog ages. Pacing is one of many symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, other symptoms include disorientation, getting lost in familiar locations, difficulty navigating around obstacles, loss of interest in interacting with people or other animals, personality changes, staring or fixating on objects, snapping at objects, obsessive licking, changes in activity levels, increased anxiety and restlessness and a change in bathroom behaviors.


Your veterinarian will be able to use the information you provide him to diagnose cognitive dysfunction.


He can prescribe a combination of medications and training modifications that will help manage the condition as your pet continues to age.

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