Did you know canine arthritis affects 80 per cent of dogs over the age of eight and is the major cause of elective euthanasia for pets in the UK.
I have a senior dog who suffers from the condition and spoke to vet Hannah Capon who is the founder of the Canine Arthritis Management website, www.caninearthritis.co.uk about what I could do to help her.
Hannah explained that many owners are unaware that their dogs struggle with their home environment.
Wooden floors and tiles cause them to slip which is painful for dogs with older joints, and many owners still encourage their dogs to chase balls and run for long distances which can exacerbate the condition.
Hannah is a vet who has dedicated years to educating owners and making life happier for dogs with the condition.
She feels so passionately about Arthritis awareness that she set up her website which is a fantastic resource for people with senior dogs.
There’s also lots of useful advice for dogs of all ages on supplements, massage, exercise and other complementary therapies.
Hannah has a senior dog herself, Holly, a 15-year-old Border Collie, and last summer she walked 100 miles with her on the South Downs Way in eight days.
She took a dog trolley to push Holly in when she needed a break and the walk was to raise awareness of the condition and the CAM website.
It’s a lovely story and you can read it on Hannah’s blog on her website We did the big walk HERE
Hannah’s story appeared in the Sunday Mirror on their weekly pet page and you can read it HERE
As a freelance journalist, dog blogger – my blog is www.thepawpost.co.uk – I love hearing inspiring stories about people doing amazing things for animals like Hannah.
I also work with pet brands raising awareness of the work they do, both on my blog and as a journalist.
If you would like to discuss working together, you can contact me HERE