Regular exercise is just as important for dogs as it is for humans, especially when it comes to keeping their minds sharp. That’s what a team of researchers at the University of Washington are saying about the results of their study on canine cognitive dysfunction.
The team studied over 15,000 dogs nationwide from late October to December of 2020 and found that dogs that live inactive lives are 6.47 times more likely to develop canine cognitive dysfunction, a condition with similarities to Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists say that studying the condition in dogs could lead to breakthrough treatments for humans suffering from cognitive decline.
Source: New York Post