CARE began as a way to help veterinarians and dog owners work together to combat an epidemic that affects at least 1 in 5 dogs – canine arthritis or osteoarthritis (OA). The dogs we love and care for can’t tell us when they’re in pain, and often the signs of chronic pain related to OA are subtle and 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.