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Free event for Dog Owners on Canine Osteoarthritis

Amy Holloway

Have you noticed changes in your dog’s mobility and willingness to move about? Do they seem a little stiff and in pain, especially when standing up or navigating steps? Have they become less interested in everyday things like playing or chasing a ball? Has their body shape changed? If you’re concerned about your dog’s wellbeing, come along to our FREE Canine Osteoarthritis event this December.

To educate local dog owners on the causes of Canine Osteoarthritis and what can be done to help manage this condition, we’re holding a free event on Wednesday 4th December at Bromsgrove School at 7pm on this popular topic.

Hosted by Clent Hills Pet Fitness & Rehab Centre & Emily Ashdown – RVN & Pet Physiotherapist, this event is for owners whose:

  • Dog has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis
  • Dog has not been diagnosed, but has reduced mobility and increased pain
  • Dog is in, or is approaching their senior years
  • Young dog has or breed is susceptible to hip/elbow dysplasia




What is Canine Osteoarthritis?


Canine osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain that affects ageing dogs, 4 out of 5 older dogs suffer with it in fact. Some younger dogs can be susceptible to it also, if they have conditions like elbow or hip dysplasia.

Many older dogs suffer in silence from the effects of osteoarthritis unnecessarily, with owners believing “Oh they’re just getting old”, or “there’s probably not much that can be done at their age”.

Canine osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition which can’t be cured, however, it can be managed with the right combination of medication, hydrotherapy & physiotherapy, and making lifestyle and environmental changes.

Come along to our Canine Osteoarthritis Free Event and learn more about this chronic condition, as well as what can be done to improve your dog’s mobility, reduce pain and make a real difference to their quality of life.



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