Animalcare is hosting a free online CPD event about breakthrough pain management, presented by RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7pm (BST).

The webinar is the first of several events which will focus attention on patients owned by the estimated 80% of owners who feel that their pets with canine osteoarthritis (OA) may be suffering from off-days that can be associated with breakthrough pain¹.

During the session, Matt will explain the impact breakthrough pain has on the pet and owner and how to approach it more effectively using analgesic and rehabilitation tools and strategies. 

James Beaumont, Marketing Manager at Animalcare, said: “Veterinary surgeons have told us that they estimate that nearly half of their canine OA cases on daily NSAIDs experience breakthrough pain.²

"Additionally, a proportion of pet owners state their dogs experience off-days and believe their pet suffers as a result of the condition³."

Animalcare says that some of the main factors in osteoarthritis breakthrough pain can include variable plasma drug levels between doses, intermittent treatment protocols or poor owner adherence with the vet’s recommendation, flare-ups and disease progression.

To register for the event, visit: All those who register will also be able to view a recording and enter a free prize draw for the chance to win tickets to attend London Vet Show live in November.

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