Dogs and Cats in Their Dotage
Do aged pets get their own type of Alzheimers, and will a new drug help them?
Veterinarians debate whether drugs might help old dogs and cats that get disoriented and forgetful.
Bruyette, D. 1998. Cognitive dysfunction in dogs. Meeting of the American Animal Hospital Association. March. Chicago.
Landsberg, G.M. 1998. Behavior problems of older cats. Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association. July. Baltimore.
Ruehl, W., B. Hart, et al. 1998. L-deprenyl therapy for geriatric dogs with cognitive dysfunction. Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. May. San Diego.
Cummings, B.J., et al. 1996. The canine as an animal model of human aging and dementia. Neurobiology of Aging 17:259.
Ruehl, W.W., and B.L. Hart. 1998. Canine cognitive dysfunction. In Psychopharmacology of Animal Behavior Disorders, N. Dodman and L. Shuster, eds. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science.
Walker, L.C. 1997. Animal models of cerebral beta-amyloid angiopathy. Brain Research Review 25(Sept. 30):70.
David S. Bruyette
VCA/West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Nicholas H. Dodman
Department of Clinical Sciences
Small Animal Hospital
North Grafton, MA 01536
Katherine A. Houpt
Animal Behavior Clinic
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
Gary M. Landsberg
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Doncaster Animal Clinic
William R. Ruehl
Deprenyl Animal Health, Inc.
7101 College Boulevard, Suite 580
Overland Park, KS 66210
Lary C. Walker
Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research
Division of Warner-Lambert
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 16, October 17, 1998,
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