Feed your dog's brain

Hills claims new dog food can counter effects of senility

source: New Scientist
January 26 2002

Hills Pet is a US company that claims to have developed a dog food that counters the effects of senility. Dogs can suffer from canine cognitive dysfunction, which causes symptoms that are similar to those found in humans suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The food does not appear to have any effect on young dogs but does appear to be beneficial to older dogs aged between 10 and 13-years-old. Older dogs seem to have a better disposition, defecate less indoors, and learn more easily, after a year on the new food. Hill argues that it is because the food has antioxidants to counter the impact of free radicals, which have a damaging effect on the brain.