sudden onset of canine cognitive dysfunction symptoms
Within literally two days, our once feisty, alert, active, 12-year-old Jack Russell became 110 years old. He is exhibiting classic symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction: tremors, depression, disorientation, loss of weight, sleeping more than 15 hours per day, standing and staring vacantly into space or at a wall, weakened hind legs (causing him to slide on hardwood floors), avoiding drinking water, increasingly picky about food, urinating on his bed and carpet,no longer seeking affection or barking at the vacuum cleaner or doorbell. I have trouble accepting that it's senility, as the onset was literally overnight. The vet has ruled out a brain tumour or any other form of cancer. Do you know of any other 12-year-old JR who has had such a sudden deterioration?