About CARE

CARE began as a way to help veterinarians and dog owners work together to combat an epidemic that affects approximately 40% dogs – canine arthritis or osteoarthritis (OA).  The signs of chronic pain related to OA are subtle and often mistaken for our dogs simply getting older and slowing down.  While at present there is no cure for OA, early detection and proactive treatment can tremendously help the dogs in our lives stay active and enjoy a better quality of life for more years.

A personal and professional mission

CARE was founded by Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, Ph.D., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR, a veterinary surgeon and rehabilitation specialist who educates veterinary peers and dog owners about how to diagnose and manage canine arthritis.

CARE has expanded to include articles, videos, and resources from respected veterinary experts on a wide range of topics related to canine arthritis, joint pain, obesity, and helping dogs stay healthy and active. Read more about the CARE contributors and view their content.