Nursing Management Strategies for Canine Osteoarthritis Cases

Abstract

This lecture looks at different aspects of nursing involved in canine osteoarthritis cases, such as nurse clinics, weight management and exercise advice, and monitoring the patients progress.  It looks at surgical and medical management options and concludes with a case study of a Total Hip Replacement case.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of osteoarthritis and different options available for treatment
  • An understanding of nursing management strategies and the importance of the nurses role in osteoarthritis cases
  • The confidence to advise clients on the different aspects of care involved in helping their dog with osteoarthritis

Author

Helen Jenkins FdSc RVN

Peer review:

Alison Mann BSc(Hons) Dip HE CVN RVN

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