Cats and dogs are living longer thanks to their owners' love but dementia increases with pets' ages | Mail Online
I read this today and now am wondering how many of you have managed dementia in your pets.
Ten years ago I had two elderly cats. One had developed dementia but managed well as she just stayed with the other one and went in and out and ate and slept at the same time. I didn't think much of it as it happened gradually and caused no-one any problems least of all the cats. Then the more dominant cat developed cancer on her nose and when it was time to say farewell I realised how cruel it would be to leave the other one alone with no guide through her now confusing life. So I took them both to the vet and stayed with them as they went to sleep. Then buried them together in the garden. It was sad but somehow right as they had spent their whole lives as friends.