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    If this needs to be moved to the senior thread that is ok wasn't sure where to post.

    Bailey has been having some difficulties lately so I took him to the vet. They did blood work came back clean he did have a little bit of a uti which is being treated, however his doctor did diagnose him with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (fancy name for his is getting old and forgetful) His doctor suggested science diet b/d in some studies has shown some improvement with memory and some of the clinical signs of CDS. While I would do pretty much anything to help my kids science diet isn't up there on my list, I was thinking of just adding puppy formula to his diet. It has DHA and added antioxidants that the science diet b/d also has in their special formula.

    Any one heard of or using SD b/d does it help or should i just go with the puppy formula? Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
    Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
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    I have Shanny on this

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    I don't normally feed a "senior food" unless the oldster is having issues. She was having digestive issues on ProPlan, so I thought to give this a try. She's done really well on it. It has DHA in it as well.



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    Thank you Labby.

    Bailey has been battling stomach issues as well these past couple of weeks will pick up the food this weekend and start switching him over. Thank you again.
    Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
    Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
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    Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
    Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
    rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13

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    I hope it helps him as much as it seems to have helped Shanny. She too seems to be suffering from dementia at times, though thankfully not all the time. Not sure if the food helps with that too even with the DHA, but she's 14½ and doing pretty well considering. *shrugs*



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    I know nothing of this disease but I would trust Laura, with her years of experience any day! I am sorry you are dealing with this. Good thoughts for Bailey.
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    Oh I don't have experience with it either, but just looking at the food I saw it also had DHA in it. I'd be hesitant to give and old dog puppy food.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tammyhuffman View Post
    I know nothing of this disease but I would trust Laura, with her years of experience any day! I am sorry you are dealing with this. Good thoughts for Bailey.
    Thank you, this is the first time dealing with it too. My little Annie lived to be 15yrs and her mind was still sharp just her heart gave out. Lowen our aussie might have gone through this but we thought it was all the steroid use when he was a puppy.

    I picked up the food this morning and have already started mixing a little in with his regular food, so we will see how it goes. I just dont want to give him more meds with ill side effects. Thank you again Labby for the advice.
    Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
    Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
    Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
    Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
    Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
    rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13

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