Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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adele
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Re: Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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I thought... they must make hearing aids for dogs... googled and ... apparently they do. One website said some pet insurance policies even cover them and to ask your vet. Ya know with so many elderly dogs out there you'd think some smart businessy type vet would be busy perfecting and marketing them. Once it developed into a mass market they could probably be made affordable for everyone.
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Re: Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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Glad to hear Kayla still is still able to enjoy life. I wonder if a collar that beeps loudly so you can hear her would help ... but sometimes even our older Britts cover way more ground than we do so that might not help. :)
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Re: Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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I really don't think she hears anything - not a whistle, loud clapping, stamping feet - nothing! We only take her places where we can see her pretty easily OR we wil put her on a leash just to be safe. One of the problems is that if she loses sight of us she starts to panic and run, not necessarily in our direction! We've considered trying to train her to the e-collar but just haven't gotten to that point ... yet. You're right - she can certainly move very fast when she wants to!!

Will have to google hearing aids for dogs (can't imagine how they would stay in) and also check our pet insurance to see if there's coverage!
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Re: Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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Cindy, I did not explain too well. What I was thinking is the beep would help you find her. If the weeds are beeping then you know she is near by. :P
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Re: Senility/Cognitive Dysfunction- UPDATE

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Oh, now I get you! Well, we usually keep a close eye on her, mostly taking her for runs on good paths (she doesn't wander off of them) and open fields. Otherwise she's on our property and doesn't seem to stray very far away ... at least right now! :!:
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