I’ve learnt a lot about arthritis and all the different treatment options and have been trying a few things with my Bichon but it’s hard to know if what I’m doing is the right combination, best for him etc. and I feel like I’m flailing in the dark sometimes. Since we moved to London, I haven’t found a vet that I like, so I don’t have a professional to keep an eye on things and who will guide me on what might be best for Ollie.
Is there a specific sort of specialist I should try to get a referral to who would be able to do an assessment of Ollie and discuss with me what might be the best treatment plan for him? We live in London but I’d be happy to travel further to see someone if it was only going to be 1-2 times. Bonus points if you know of a specific place in London or around the South or East of London.
Hey there Louise Clark is at Davies which would not be too far for you??
I’ll see if any of team CAM who are based on the south (I’m near Manchester so practices I know will not be of much use!) can help you with recommendations
It’s definitely worth speaking with your vet to see if there is a chronic pain specialist they can refer you to. They will likely know who is based in your area.
If you take a look at our website there are a few downloads on there that might really help you in terms of monitoring him at home to make sure any changes you make are beneficial. I’d make any changes one at a time and give it a good couple of weeks in between (longer for some things like supplements, which take about 6 weeks to have an effect) to make sure you can see what is helping and what isn’t.
What regime do you currently have in place?