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Canine Arthritis Management Owner Workshop

  • PinPoint Veterinary Care Cranborne, BH21 5QP United Kingdom (map)

Come along and be informed as to what else you can be doing for your arthritis dog besides medications -home alterations, manual therapies, equipment to help protect both you and your pet. It promises to be a fascinating evening full of useful tips and tricks.

This three-hour workshop will explore the management of the arthritic dog, looking at these specific areas: What is arthritis? Why has my dog got it and what can I learn for the future? How can I recognise arthritis in my dog and what do I do when I suspect it in others? Getting a diagnosis - stiffness and slowing down does not only come with osteoarthritis, what does this involve? Chronic Vs Acute pain and chronic pain indicators -why identifying and using them is important to management - introducing the power of placebo! Initial treatment plans - weight, home considerations, exercise and hobbies - a brief overview of how important the "little things" are. NSAIDS myth busting! Supplements - current knowledge. Additional therapies - what is available, what to try and when, and how do I know if they're working? Good days and bad days; the true nature of arthritis - how do I cope with a bad day? Progression of the disease and how you have to change, remodel and rethink with it - what do I do next? Calling time; when and how do I know when the right time may be? Anticipatory Grief; is it hindering me making the right decisions? Refreshments will be included, along with a goodie bag of CAM products.

Tickets are £45 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Click on the image for more information about this exciting evening, being brought to you by Canine Arthritis Management