New drug shows promise dog dementia

About 40% of dogs over the age of 12 will develop a certain level of canine cognitive dysfunction, also known as canine dementia. A pilot clinical study conducted for dogs with CCD has examined the drug Ropesalazine, which is a candidate for the treatment of patients with human Alzheimer's.

According to the manufacturer of the drug, GNT Pharma, based on South Korea, Ropesalazine has shown efficacy in patients with canine dementia, returning to normal cognitive function and daily activity after eight weeks of treatment.

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