Human dementia is a well-documented disease, but a senior Australian veterinary surgeon says it also commonly afflicts man’s best friend – with equally devastating results.

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction affects up to 15 per cent of older dogs in Australia and, more often than not, their owners fail to recognise the symptoms.

National Radio News Director Frank Bonaccorso spoke to Dr Phil Sacks, Vet and owner of Burwood Vet, to learn more about the condition.


Image: Image courtesy Blue Bird, Pexels.

Produced By: Frank Bonaccorso, and Martin Davies

Featured In Story: Dr Phil Sacks, Veterinarian and owner of Burwood Vet, and Marie Ellie Giuliani

First aired on The Wire, Monday 25 September 2023