Thats according to Dr. Melissa Bain, a researcher at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
She is looking for old dogs in the Davis and San Diego areas for a study on canine senility.
Dr. Bain says researchers will throw the dogs a bone by giving them supplements and observing how it affects their condition.
She says the signs of the doggie Alzheimers-like disease are disorientation, wandering, getting lost in the home, and change in house training and sleeping patterns.
Dr. Bain says shes recruiting any breed of dog between the ages of 11 and 14 years old, as long as they havent been receiving treatment for their senility.
Dr. Bain says her long term goal is to use the dogs as a model for humans and see how the finding may help humans.
Folks who want their memory-stricken mutt to participate can call (866) 790-0279.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.