What is Arthritis?

Learn about what arthritis is, how to identify it in your dog and what the long term outlook is with our expert advice and knowledge pages. If you’re not sure whether your dog has arthritis or not, or if you want to find out more about what arthritis is and how it will affect your dog, this is the place to start.

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Managing Arthritis

If you’ve recently discovered that your dog has arthritis, or your current treatment plan doesn’t seem to be working, take a look at our wealth of information on managing the disease.

We’ve developed lots of resources to help you best manage your pets disease, including our treatment pyramid which aims to illustrate the order in which different treatment options should be used. You might be surprised to find out how small and simple changes can make such a big difference!

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How CAM Can Help

CAM’s mission is to improve and extend lives for dogs suffering from arthritis, and we’ve developed a range of services to help us achieve this. Focused mainly on education and awareness, we aim to provide dog owners and vets with the knowledge and insight you need to effectively treat and manage canine arthritis.

For dog owners we offer free downloads and resources and educational talks – and we’re also delivering interesting and informative talks to veterinary professionals, too.

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Case Studies

Don't just take our word for it - why not take a look at some of our success stories? See for yourself how by making simple changes and watching out for common signs, you could help your dog to live a longer and happier life. 

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Veterinary CPD

CAM offers practice talks for the whole practice team, with the intention of empowering all practice staff to be involved with setting up the “OA A team”. After these inciteful motivating lectures CAM aims to help you have your OA clinic up and running in-house or externally within days!

The practice will have the option of using CAM client resources, designed to enable a practice to get an OA clinic up, running and successful immediately after the training.

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So we've eliminated excess weight and slippery flooring from our dogs lives, what next...

3. Avoid excessive exercise

You might feel mean stopping your dog running off the lead, chasing a ball or walking for miles but remember.. they don't have the capacity to plan ahead and realise they will be in more pain tomorrow but you do!

Don't aim for a specific distance when walking. Instead, allow them to walk for a time period that fits into your day but allow them to go as far as they want to. If they want to stop at every lamp post and sniff it that's fine! If they want to go a different way to what you had planned, let them (as long as it's safe!)!

Their walk is for them, not just for you!

What's your dogs favourite on-walk-activity?
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Not JUST getting old. Getting old GREAT!!!
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In Silence
Nobody should suffer in silence. 80% of dogs over 8 years old have arthritis, which is a major cause of elective euthanasia.
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Holly's Story
Holly's Story is about an owner's unwillingness to believe her dogs age should decide her fate after discovering she had liver cancer. She survived!
Animal Welfare Awards
Vet recognised for her work helping dogs with arthritis.