Homeopathy bases its therapeutic approach on a system of “treating like with like”. This means that certain medicines/remedies, derived from animal, vegetable, mineral and man-made sources, that are known or believed to provoke a certain effect, are ...
Rosie is a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist with a degree in Zoology & Psychology from the University of Bristol & a Post-Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University. She owns Pet Sense, which provides behaviour consultations for owners of dogs, cats and rabbits in the Bristol and North Somerset area. Rosie is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (No. 1006), and registered as both a Clinical Animal Behaviourist & as an Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (the regulatory body that represents trainers & behaviourists to both the public & to legislative bodies). She is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild (an organisation representing individuals who train using fear-free methods).
I am in the midst of completing my Masters’ degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy to become a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist. Specialising in Canine and Equine, I have benefited from covering a variety of modules whilst at university including clinical practice, exercise physiology, biomechanics and ethics and welfare which have enabled me to consider all aspects of animal health at an academic level. As physiotherapists our main aim is to promote animal health and quality of life by managing and rehabilitating a variety of conditions. I am really looking forward to using what I have learnt at university and putting it in to practice.
We all have stem cells in our bodies, and so do dogs. They can be found in small numbers in most, if not all, tissues, where their purpose is to help renew and repair tissue. Stem cells can turn into a range of cell types, depending on their origin. For example, the stem cells found in bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and fatty tissue are called mesenchymal stem cells, which turn mainly into connective tissues such as bone, cartilage and tendon.
I am an Imaging Technician for SyncCanine and also have a dog with arthritis and other age related issues so understand the importance of diagnosis, treatment, rehab and monitoring for treatment effectiveness and drug ...
Kim is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and clinical canine massage therapist having trained for over two years with the Canine Massage Therapy Centre. She is part of the Canine Massage Guild and runs her own business Macoby Canine Massage Therapy.
I am a vet doing research at the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham Vet School. I’ve worked in all kinds of practice from charity clinics to seeing complex medicine referral cases after completing training to become an internal medicine specialist. I then stopped my day-job as an internal medicine clinician at the vet school in Nottingham and start a 4-year PhD looking at how vets and owners make decisions about dogs with osteoarthritis, which I completed last year.
What is known about adverse effects when products are released?
When a new medicine is first marketed, knowledge about its adverse (or side) effects is limited to what has been learned from using it in pre-clinical and clinical trials. This means it will only have been used in carefully selected groups of animals for a limited amount of time. The total number of animals treated before marketing is relatively small – no more than a few hundred at best.
Canine joint supplements are a multi-million pound business and there are thousands of dogs in the UK taking supplements, with or without veterinary supervision, to try and prevent or treat arthritis.
It is fairly commonplace now for vets to recommend a supplement along with medication and other advice as part of an arthritis management plan. The exact supplement recommended by vets will often depend on personal preference and experience.