Caring For A Dog Or Cat With Cognitiv...

Caring For A Dog Or Cat With Cognitive Dysfunction

There are 6 comments on the Inventor Spot story from Feb 27, 2011, titled Caring For A Dog Or Cat With Cognitive Dysfunction. In it, Inventor Spot reports that:

People are living longer than ever and so are their pets.A Many believe that longer lives are responsible for the rise of dementia in people, as well as in our pets.A Yesterday, I wrote about ways you can delay or prevent cognitive dysfunction in your dogs and cats, but what if telltale signs are already showing up? Veterinarian Shawn Messonnier of ...

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Helane Shields

Alton, NH

#1 Feb 28, 2011
"Doggie Alzheimer's" may actually be canine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE)- a fatal prion disease - like mad cow, scrapie, chronic wasting disease, etc.

Recently scientists have said Alzheimer's and Parkinson Diseases in humans are transmissible prion/protein diseases:

The animal remains in rendered pet food may be the source of prion disease in both dogs and cats. The US Dept. of Agriculture has been covering up for years the fact that 1.9 million "downer cows" - the animals most likely to have Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)- Mad Cow Disease - are rendered into animal feeds and pet food. Only about 5000 are tested for BSE. Rendering does not inactivate prions.

Human prion diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, may also be due to lack of USDA testing for mad cow disease (in 2010 only 34,386 cows were tested out of 37 million slaughtered)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been circulating and amplifying in the US food chain since the mid 1980s when Dr. Richard Marsh proved that farmed mink were dying from Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy (TME) after being fed downer cattle.

"Veterinarians question Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) and infected feed as a link to CDS (Cognitive Disorder, Alzheimer's), the most common degenerative neurological disease in dogs and cats in the U.S. "

(UK) "Hound ataxia had reportedly been occurring since the 1930's, and a known risk factor for its development was the feeding to hounds of downer cows, and particularly bovine offal. Circumstantial evidence suggests that bovine offal may also be causal in FSE, and TME in mink. Despite the inconclusive nature of the neuropathology, it was clearly evident that this putative canine
spongiform encephalopathy merited further investigation. "

Helane Shields, Alton, NH [email protected]

United States

#2 Mar 1, 2011

Big Stone Gap, VA

#3 Mar 2, 2011

Garland, TX

#4 Mar 2, 2011
There just dumb animals. Don't complicate things that don't need complicating.

Garland, TX

#5 Mar 4, 2011

Gainesville, TX

#6 Mar 4, 2011
Duh wrote:
There just dumb animals. Don't complicate things that don't need complicating.
But they're still smarter than you, even the ones with dementia. Bahahahaha...

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