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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We believe that changing owner, vet and public perception of how to diagnose and treat chronic pain in animals will lead to improved lives for animals and their owners


Please head to our online shop for CAM products, educational material 
and merchandise to help you manage your arthritic dog

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We are proud to have the approval of the IVAPM and have a strategic alliance with them.

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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We are honored to be nominated for some wonderful awards this year.

Ceva Animal Health

Join Holly's Army

I am recruiting my own army! Dogs of the world unite! Join me in the fight against arthritis, together we will have #yourdogmoreyears! 

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I was reminiscing through old photos and found this gem
When and god knows how Holly tried to come in the house through the cat flap!!
But it made me think... It was easy back then...she wasn't ill...we were a "normal" dog and owner (kinda!)
We were lucky her diagnosis was in the latter part of her life ...many aren't as fortunate and I feel this topic is hugely neglected!!!

Help me prove this point... How old was your dog when your life had to change? And how did you know something was wrong?

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You have just replaced their old bed with a deep, predictable, soft but firm, bed, with sides....

Or you move their bed to a safer, more suitable location...

And they prefer their old one or the old place


What to do??

Patience and regularly remind them the new place is better by feeding them on it, putting the favourite things in or near it...

NB And remember anti slip surfaces around it...unlike this piccy xx
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@CAMarthritis Guilty! In our pre-CAM lives we played chase the ball. Now we play hide and seek with the ball and we're all a lot happier!

While we wouldn’t encourage activities like ball chasing for dogs with arthritis because the impact on the joints is too high, we’ve got to admit there is no happier creature than a #dog with a tennis ball! #fun #DogsofTwittter #puppylove #dogsarejoy

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Not JUST getting old. Getting old GREAT!!!
People often believe their dog is slowing down because it is getting old and it is a simple part of the ageing process.
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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.