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#5862471 - 08/04/15 08:20 AM Canine Dementia
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My GSP will lay in one spot and lick a place till it's soaked, cushion his dog bed, my bed. My daughter has a dog that does the same thing, she looked it up and the response was canine dementia. If this is the problem what can I do to slow it down? He's only 8. Have any of you had this problem?
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#5862502 - 08/04/15 08:42 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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IDK about that. I've got a 2 yr old GSP and same age Blue Heeler that do that too. Plus a 13 yr old Lab that does.
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#5862503 - 08/04/15 08:44 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
IDK about that. I've got a 2 yr old GSP and same age Blue Heeler that do that too. Plus a 13 yr old Lab that does.

So you think someone's selling snake oil?
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#5862545 - 08/04/15 09:06 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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I've got a pup that does that. I just tell him no and he stops.
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#5862604 - 08/04/15 09:40 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
Originally Posted By: poisonivie
IDK about that. I've got a 2 yr old GSP and same age Blue Heeler that do that too. Plus a 13 yr old Lab that does.

So you think someone's selling snake oil?


Not calling BS. Its just an opinion, like mine. I just don't see pups having dementia.
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#5862612 - 08/04/15 09:43 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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It makes me wonder, I have an almost 15 year old that has started licking everything. His pillow, the carpet, himself, constantly.
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#5862667 - 08/04/15 10:15 AM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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The licking is only one sign, and the dog would need to be showing other signs for me to think its canine dementia.
I don't know if it really helps, but Purina has a food on the market for older dogs. Its called Bright Mind and could be worth try.
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#5863482 - 08/04/15 07:05 PM Re: Canine Dementia [Re: Barny Topwater]
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My 3 yr. old lab does that all the time and our 13 yr. old Dachshund.
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