Spotlight on Research: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (Sponsored by Virbac Animal Health)
Jun 01, 2012
CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA
Helping cats and dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome feel better and act younger
NOVIFIT® (NoviSAMe®) Tablets are an S-adenosylmethionine tosylate supplement for cognitive health of older dogs and cats. SAMe is an endogenous molecule that stimulates cell metabolism in all tissues and has been found to be deficient in patients with Alzheimer's disease. This supplement can be more cost-effective than psychotropic drugs and has few known side effects or contraindications, making it an excellent choice for senior patients. Moreover, once-daily oral administration, with or without food, helps ensure client compliance. It is the only supplement for CDS in cats backed by scientific research.1
When your client describes one or more of the behavior changes commonly associated with CDS, it is time to have a conversation about the possible causes and long-term management strategies. The latest research confirms that, with early intervention, SAMe supplementation may delay the worsening or improve the mental acuity of affected cats and dogs.
1. Araujo JA, Faubert ML, Brooks ML, et al. NOVIFIT® (NoviSAMe®) Tablets improve executive function in aged dogs and cats: Implications for treatment of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2012;10(1):90-98.
*No drugs are currently approved for treating CDS in cats.