A North West vet is spearheading a campaign to help pet owners recognise arthritis in their dogs.

Four out of five older dogs suffer from the condition, and vet Kathryn Cowley is telling dog lovers what to look for, how they can help and that treatment doesn't always mean a course of expensive drugs.

She wants dog owners to listen to these pieces of advice:

If you want to find out more about how to spot the signs of arthritis in dogs, you can visit thecanine arthritis management website.

The website also gives tips and guidelines on how to treat your dog if they're struggling with the condition.

  • Video report by Paul Crone.