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Appearance - walking - appetite - reluctance - environment
Appearance - walking - appetite - reluctance - environment
Alfie in front of a large print A

A is for Appearance

Hi I’m Alfie, and even though I’m only 4 years old, I’m living in pain. I don’t make a fuss of it as I want to keep up with my owner but I can’t mask the way I’m sitting, and the way my head bobs when I walk. It’s my aim to give owners simple things to look out for in the appearance of their dogs, so they don’t suffer in pain like me.

Willow the dog, in front of a print W

W is for Walking

Hi there, I’m Willow, and I’ve always loved going for long country walks but I now feel stiff and in discomfort - so I can’t keep up with my owner even if want to! I’ll be showing owners how to spot the signs of arthritis in their dog when they’re on walks so they are aware that lagging behind may mean their dog is in pain, and not just being lazy!

Axel the dog in front of a print A

A is for Attitude

I’m Axel, I’m old and I’m grumpy. I mean I’ve always had a grumpy looking face, and have had a preference for a quiet life with little fuss, but my owner hasn’t noticed that I’m even grumpier these days. Not just because I’m old, or he’s turned the cricket off the telly, but because life feels like a struggle when your joints ache all the time. I’m going to show owners the difference between being grumpy and the changes in behaviour that means dogs like me may need to see the vet, even though I don’t like the fuss.

Roxy the dog in front of a print R

R is for Reluctance

I’m Roxy, or ‘Retired Police Dog Roxy and chief bad guy chaser’ to use my full title. I loved my work and didn’t want to retire, but in latter years I haven’t felt as capable of chasing down the criminals, and heaven forbid they would ever get away. So I had to do the right thing: make my pain and reluctance known and allow newer recruits to take over. I now have a new purpose, to share my story and help owners understand that their dogs being reluctant to do their usual tasks may be a sign they’re trying to tell them something.

Eddie the dog in front of a print E

E is for Environment

Eddie’s the name, and living life at 1000 miles an hour is the game. Problem is, my owner thinks it’s funny when I can’t make it round a full lap of the flat we live in without slipping over, because of that slippy wood flooring he’s laid! It’s like an an ice rink ... and they don’t make ice skates that come in paw size! So I’ll be telling everyone all about the things in their human world that can make it difficult for us dogs, and how they can cause undue stress and pressure on our joints, increasing the possible risks later in life.