In this section we will add free resources, in the form of tools and web pages, which we feel will be useful to visitors to our site. Some of these are provided by ourselves, however, we are constantly looking for links and assets from other internet sites which may provide value.

The Canine Brief Pain Inventory is a simple psychometric evaluation, initially developed by the University of Pennsylvania. The tool consists of a series of questions and offers a quick and effective way for owners to evaluate the severity of pain which their dog is experiencing, together with the impact this is having on their pet's normal daily life. The assessment can also be useful to assess whether a form of treatment (e.g. medication, surgery, supplementation) has had a measurable effect.

This is a simple tool for trying to assess your dog’s mobility by filling in a series of Likert scale questions which upon completion presents an overall score related to your pet’s condition. It was originally based on a concept derived from Hill’s Mobility Calculator but was then further developed by Sydney Animal Hospitals in New South Wales. Although it is only intended to be a rough guide for carrying out an assessment and is not meant to replace any form of veterinary assessment, by using it over a period of time and comparing the results it can help to identify different forms of treatment which are either beneficial or unhelpful for your pet.

This is a simple tool for trying to assess your cats’s mobility by filling in a series of Likert scale questions which upon completion presents an overall score related to your pet’s condition. It was originally based on a concept derived from Hill’s Mobility Calculator but was then further developed by Sydney Animal Hospitals in New South Wales. Although it is only intended to be a rough guide for carrying out an assessment and is not meant to replace any form of veterinary assessment, by using it over a period of time and comparing the results it can help to identify different forms of treatment which are either beneficial or unhelpful for your pet.

Canine Arthritis Management is a UK website committed to promoting better care of our ageing canines. They believe that the best course of action when dogs are suffering from conditions such as arthritis is educating their owners about how the disease and how it can be better tackled to give their pets longer, healthier lives free from pain. Canine Arthritis Management aims to challenge arthritis as a significant cause of elective euthanasia. The site offers information on diet and nutrition, complementary therapies, exercise, as well as how o identify the early signs of the disease.