Guest article by Mary Gardner, DVM Founder, Lap of Love End-of-life decisions for dogs with mobility concerns When I changed my practice focus 10 years ago to exclusively help families with their pets’ in-home hospice and euthanasia, I thought I […]
Welcome to the CARE hub on dog arthritis for dog owners
Here you’ll find specific ways to treat dog arthritis, no matter where your best friend is on their arthritis journey.
Everything for dog owners is free. As a dog owner, you have access to videos, articles, and forms on a wide range of topics – from exercise to nutrition to understanding what arthritis is and what causes it. Browse by category or search topics using the search bar at the top.
We know that managing your dog’s arthritis can feel overwhelming, but even simple changes can make a positive difference. Start with what feels manageable for you and your dog today. Download our forms to help you track their progress.
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5 Reasons Pet Obesity is a Serious Problem
Guest article by Dr. Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT Founder, Association for Pet Obesity Prevention PetObesityPrevention.org The health threats posed by pet obesity Pet obesity is our pets’ number one health threat. Today’s dogs and cats are living longer than ever […]
How do NSAIDs work and how do they help my dog feel better?
An overview of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs. Managing that pain is the foundation of treating arthritis and preserving a high quality of life for your dog. Pain management should […]
Warming up and cooling down, is it REALLY necessary for my dog?
Guest article by: Matthew Brunke, DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director, Veterinary Surgical Centers Rehabilitation, Vienna, VA VSCVets.com Why you should incorporate warm-ups and cool-downs to your dog’s exercise routine “That’s […]
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