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 […]
Welcome to the CARE hub for dog owners!
Here you’ll find specific ways to help your best friend, no matter where they are on their arthritis journey.
Everything on the site is free. As a dog owner, you have unlimited 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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What does arthritis mean for my dog? Dogs, like their owners, can develop arthritis in any of their joints. A common statistic is that 20% of dogs will develop arthritis, but most veterinarians believe that number is actually much higher. […]
Dog of the Month:
Monkey (aka Splonk, the Dachshund Chihuahua mix)
Monkey, Bonk, Splonk, Monkeyla, Baby Bonk, Boo Boo, Spuh-lonk = all the same fabulous baby girl. Monkey is a 4-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix (we don’t tell her she’s part Chihuahua). We rescued Bonk from Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue in York, SC. Her […]
“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.”
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!
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.