Rated 5 out of 5 by breeze59 Really improved quality of life for my old dog.
We used selegiline once for about 6 months when Hunter was 12 - he was having trouble adjusting after the loss of his best dog pal with anxiety and fear of going outdoors or even open spaces indoors. This worked beautifully and he weaned off fine. We started to give it to him again at age 16 for nighttime restlessness and anxiety and it has again worked beautifully for him, he sleeps through the night and has no problem with anxiety. Still seems to have some mild confusion. He will turn 17 in 2 weeks (!) and quality of life is still pretty good. It is quite expensive, but prices on petcarerx make it doable.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vic14k Selegiline Gave my Dog his Personality Back
My 13 year old Lab has dementia. This drug is a miracle. He acts like himself. Before Selegiline, he wasn't eating, forgot how to navigate stairs, barked at walls and furniture, and was generally confused. He's had zero bad side effects.
December 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gertee Helping my 15 yr old Wire Fox Terrier
Started the drug on my vet' recommendation due to my little dog's declining canine cognitive dysfunction. She has been on it a month + now and it has helped. Much less whimpering, waking up in middle of night wandering around . We also started her on special diet. The 2 combined are helping. She is not like her younger self, but less anxious, less stressed and more oriented to time, place.
I highly recommend you try this for your elderly dog with declining cognition. Depending on each dog's condition, the improvements vary for each dog.
For us it has helped, and our dog seems better, but she is not cured of her CDS; others have reported dramatic results. Results are not the same for every dog.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phee It seems to help
My girl (we think she's a Tibetan Terrier) is getting up in years and suffers from some chronic illnesses as well. We started selegiline a couple of months ago. At first I thought maybe, just maybe it was helping with her cognitive functions. Now I'm sure it is. She's not what she once was but at least she's not sleeping 24/7. She still gets herself into corners and stands there but I think it may be at least partly a vision issue. She's more responsive than she had been and seems to be enjoying her life, quiet as it is, more.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RussellMom This product helps my dog tremendously.
My dog is an 18 year old Jack RussellTerrier and she has canine cognitive dysfunction. Selegeline helps ease her "alzheimers" symptoms and improves her quality of life. I give her 10 mg capsules; I open the capsules and pour the powder right over her canned food.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Nellie's second reprieve
Nellie is a purebred German Shorthaired Pointer, dumped in a Cook County Forest Preserve at the age of 8, who found her way to a shelter where my husband and I volunteer. Although we already had 3 dogs, we brought her home to foster and ended up adopting her because no suitable adopter wanted a senior dog with special needs. Nellie was a confused bundle of nerves when we brought her home, hence the name the shelter gave her - (Nervous) Nellie. Over the next year, her problems grew - she had frequent accidents in the house, drank so much water (and then urinated) that we had her blood and urine tested several times, and showed many other signs of canine cognitive disorder. We were so frustrated with her behavior that we considered euthanizing her if we couldn't find a "cure." After giving her (vet prescribed) thyroid medication (to no apparent good) for nearly a year, I did some research and learned about selegiline. I told our vet we were doing no more tests and I wanted this medication for Nellie. We saw signs of improvement within 10 days. She's calmer and more comfortable with us and the other dogs. She is less agitated, therefore pants less, therefore drinks less water, therefore urinates less. She's less confused and therefore more likely to let us know she needs to go out. Where we once had 5 accidents in a 3-day period (and 3 in one day), we've now had only one in the last 2 months. It's a miracle! She's not "perfect" but none of us is. We know the drug works because we ran out for a couple of days (when we miscalculated the amount of time it would take to get a refill) and she lost ground, getting back to the "new normal" once we got the pills again. I can't recommend this medication highly enough. It saved Nellie's life a second time.
September 28, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 Quick and Efficient
Our order was placed on line one day, the vets' office was contacted the next and the meds were sent out the same day. Great Service.
August 23, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 Very helpful!
My youngest chld er... my pet dog is in really great shape physically for her age but the mind was slipping a little! (Kind of funny/sad... she would go stand in a corner like a time out and not know how to back up to get out of the corner, constantly walking in circles...) We give her a pill in the morning and evening and she is doing so much better and sleeping well at night! The prices online were so much better than buying them from a vet here.
May 3, 2008