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.

Please share everything you are doing for dog arthritis with your veterinarian!



“Dr. Kirkby Shaw is amazing with her knowledge about traditional and non-traditional ways of treating pain in dogs. She is always looking for different ways to help treat arthritis and not just with surgery. We are so lucky to have her in our corner. She is an invaluable resource.”

Raquel Lackey

Dr. Kirkby Shaw, thank you! You took amazing care of our Yellow Lab, Lily. Lily had necrotizing fasciitis and was under your care. It was very touch-and-go for a month and you brought her through many surgeries and saved her leg.

She is still with us today and will be 14 this August.  She’s half blind and diabetic but still loves walking on the beach, searching for dead things and romping in the water. She is slowing down but has had so many amazing more years than we ever expected.  Thanks for keeping her with us!


Regan Erskine


Information shared on the CARE website is solely for educational purposes. None of the CARE content is meant to diagnose or treat individual dogs. Dr. Kirkby Shaw does not have a client-patient relationship with all CARE members. If you have questions or concerns about your dog, it is important to address those with your veterinarian. Information on CARE is not intended to replace your relationship with your veterinarian but rather is designed to help facilitate discussions about the best treatments for your dog.