Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Dogs (CDS)
Or Dog Alzheimer's
What is CDS?
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome or Doggie Alzheimer's Syndrome is a condition that appears to be a geriatric onset of gradual behavioral changes in dogs and some cats, which are not entirely attributable to other general medical conditions. Research studies at the University of California at Davis who studied 139 elder dogs found 62 percent of dogs between ages 11 and 16 have at least one major symptom of cognitive dysfunction. I have seen and treated dogs with diagnosed CDS as young as 8 years old.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CDS?
They are related to a cluster of symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer's patients; disorientation and confusion, memory loss and personality changes.
In addition to getting lost in their own yards, dogs with CDS may cower in the corners of familiar rooms unable to remember how to get past the sofa and chair. They forget the distinction between indoors and outdoors and soil the carpets and floors. Other signs:
WHAT ARE THE SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OF CDS?
have found autopsies of CDS animals show brains of old dogs and some cats are
often clogged with globs of nerve-damaging beta-amyloidal plaques similar to those
found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. "The more amyloidal
plaques a dog has in his brain the more severe his cognitive impairment was when
he was alive, " says Brian Cummings, a researcher at the Institute for Brain
Aging and Dementia at UC at Irvine. Amyloidal alters how nerve cells function
so it messes up the messages sent between nerve cells, he said.
Drugs used in the human treatment of Parkinson's Disease, (Pfizer's Anipryl) used in clinical trials of CDS dogs has shown 75% reversed most of the symptoms of CDS but 20 -25% of the dogs on Anipryl vomited and had diarrhea, and some exhibited behavior changes. Because chemicals are more toxic to cats, the company hasn't tested it on cats, and does not recommend it now. However the literature claims the symptoms that disturb the owners the most (keeping them awake by constant pacing, defecating and urinating in the house) are fairly controlled with this drug and thus these animals are allowed to live longer, but soon succumb after a year or two.
MY HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CDS
first two questions I asked myself reading about CDS, were, is there a similar
pattern both in symptomatology and necropsy findings in CDS dogs seen in cases
I have treated holistically?
placquing, lowered Dopamine levels and increased MAO activity in the brain with
resultant behavioral and memory deterioration are only the outward manifestations
of a CAUSE.
Dr. Elizabeth Reese, a psychiatrist in the San Francisco area, 25 years ago published her work in the reversal of early Alzheimer's and many psychiatrically disturbed mental patients with Chelation Therapy. She found these patients showed very high Aluminum content in saliva and hair analysis. Serial chelation treatments cleansed the system of this Aluminum, as shown by decreased levels found in post treatment saliva and hair analysis. Concurrently with the lowered Aluminum levels, symptomatology of memory loss, confusion, paranoia, schizophrenia etc. disappeared. The majority of the orthodox medical doctors have not followed through with this revolutionary treatment.
My EAV studies have shown me that Aluminum is omnipresent in all animals, each with varying levels of concentrations. Aluminum has a predilection for the brain and nervous system, thus touching every organ in the body and the immune system. I have found it to be at the core of all pathology as well as behavioral and memory loss. The more the concentration through time (the older victim) and increased content in the food consumed, the more dramatic the deterioration in health and memory.
Studies in kidney patient dialysis using municipal water containing high amounts of Aluminum were published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. These studies show Aluminum can produce premature aging and Premature Senility in people. Is this not Alzheimer's and CDS in animals?
I have discussed heavy metal toxicity, symptomatology, food and water sources contaminated with Aluminum, and treatment in my 3-part article in the research section of my web page. I refer you to this detailed description there. The ultimate solution is to stop burning fossil fuels which contribute to Acid rain that chemically frees bound aluminum in clay soils to be a free agent taken up by plants and polluting underground aquifers. Alternate energy sources such as solar, wind, and Fuel Cell energy is the answer.
EAV and hair analysis revealed very high Aluminum concentration in the dog's tissues,
especially brain and nervous system. The hair analysis showed 6.68 mg% Aluminum.
Dr. Eck at the ARL testing labs in Phoenix, Arizona and I collaborated in studies
of cats and dogs over 17 years. We studied the heavy metal content in the hair
of sick and "healthy" animals. We found these animals showed a tolerable
level of Aluminum to be .05 mg%. If there were levels above .05 mg%, animals started
showing symptoms of failing health, memory and behavior.
We found the commercial diets to be the highest source of contamination. Most municipal waters use Aluminum hydroxide to process water and show high Aluminum content. Aluminum feeding and water bowls should be replaced with stainless steel or glass. Never use aluminum foil to wrap food for yourself or your animals ever!
Treatment of Bogie required a consultation with Dr. Dodd to determine what specific Detox Toxins and Supports were needed. He required sequential detoxifcation of all veterinary drugs given, vaccinations administered, and heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and fungicide pollutants of his food and water consumed and petroleum hydrocarbons inhaled in the air of his environment. He also needed professional removal of all noxious environmental radiations in the home for geopaths by detection and clearing by our Dowsing/Diverting Services. He also needed antiradiation devices placed in the home to neutralize electrical wiring and plumbing in the walls producing noxious EMF's.
a week of instituting treatment, Bogie stopped his night pacing and pressing his
head into corners, of a room, or staring at the walls. His aggression and aluminum
toxicity level has decreased. Please see photo below of now lovable "Bogie",
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