What is Arthritis?

Learn about what arthritis is, how to identify it in your dog and what the long term outlook is with our expert advice and knowledge pages. If you’re not sure whether your dog has arthritis or not, or if you want to find out more about what arthritis is and how it will affect your dog, this is the place to start.

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We believe that changing owner, vet and public perception of how to diagnose and treat chronic pain in animals will lead to improved lives for animals and their owners

Managing Arthritis

If you’ve recently discovered that your dog has arthritis, or your current treatment plan doesn’t seem to be working, take a look at our wealth of information on managing the disease.

We’ve developed lots of resources to help you best manage your pets disease, including our treatment pyramid which aims to illustrate the order in which different treatment options should be used. You might be surprised to find out how small and simple changes can make such a big difference!

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How CAM Can Help

CAM’s mission is to improve and extend lives for dogs suffering from arthritis, and we’ve developed a range of services to help us achieve this. Focused mainly on education and awareness, we aim to provide dog owners and vets with the knowledge and insight you need to effectively treat and manage canine arthritis.

For dog owners we offer home consultations, manual therapy, free downloads and resources and educational talks – and we’re also delivering interesting and informative talks to veterinary professionals, too.

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Case Studies

Don't just take our word for it - why not take a look at some of our success stories? See for yourself how by making simple changes and watching out for common signs, you could help your dog to live a longer and happier life. 

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Wow! We have been blown away by your entries to our competition to celebrate the Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog.

It was almost impossible for us to choose a winner! I think you'll all agree that dogs are incredibly loyal, honest and make the most amazing companions!

The winners of a KONG toy are Sue Gibbs with Kilo - a morale boosting dog from Afghanistan who kept our troops company during their tour of duty and Samantha Lane with Chester - a life saving blood donor dog.

Please get in touch with [email protected] to claim your prize.

Huge thanks to everyone who generously shared their stories.
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CASE 6 for our "get the correct diagnosis" week

An abnormal gait/ walk can imply that the joints are not working so well with less range of motion, and pain on using them. It can also be influenced by the weakened muscles surrounding that joint. In addition it will be influenced by the compensatory change around the rest of the dogs body.


It can also be a sign of spinal disease due to a wasting disease or a spinal cord impingement like intervertebral disc disease.

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Help us spread the word about arthritis being a major cause of euthanasia.

Help us educate the public that pain can be present in their dog even if he is not crying or limping.

Help us get these dogs seen by a veterinary professional to get the pain relief they need.

Help us to continue to expand and make more FOC resources for owners to reliable turn to for advice and guidance.

It’s a chance to change another owners life with their dog by helping them see that their dog ISN’T JUST AGEING OR JUST SLOWING DOWN, but could be in pain, that they can effectively treat

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TELL YOUR DOG OWNING FRIENDS about #camarthritis and www.caninearthritis.co.uk

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Anti-slip Tape

Clear Self-adhesive

This innovative tape offers reduced risks of your dog (and yourself) slipping on potential poor traction surfaces at home and the workplace, this is the first of many products we are looking to bring to the market to help our canine friends.