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To Our Valued Clients,

The safety and well-being of our clients, patients, and staff are our highest priority. As such, we have taken necessary precautions to ensure our safety to our clients, patients, and staff. To provide safe service for you and your pets, we require you to call us when you arrive for your appointment. It is also mandatory to wear a mask if you wish to enter our clinic.

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome Assessment

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome Assessment

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is an irreversible degeneration of the brain similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, characterized by progressive cognitive impairment beyond that expected to occur with aging. CDS has a slow onset, can be difficult to manage and affects an estimated 14% of dogs 8 years and older.

What is DISHAA?

D – Disorientation
I – Social Interactions
S – Sleep/Wake Cycles
H – Housesoiling, Learning, and Memory
A – Activity
A – Anxiety

DISHAA is a tool to help you and your veterinarian assess the mental acuity of your dog and for your veterinarian to potentially diagnose Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS).

Please complete this canine senior pet cognitive assessment. If you’ve noticed changes in multiple behavioral categories, be sure to talk to your veterinarian today about the health of your pet’s aging brain.


Behavioral Signs


Identify signs that have arisen or progressed since eight years of age and older.

Score as 0 = none, 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe


Be sure to tally up your total score.


Social Interactions

Sleep/Wake Cycles

Housesoiling, Learning, & Memory