June 20, 2024

United Kennel Club Partners with Librela

United Kennel Club (UKC) has announced a 2024 partnership with Librela(bedinvetmab injection). Librela (bedinvetmab injection) is the first and only monthly injectable anti-NGF monoclonal antibody therapy for the control of canine osteoarthritis (OA) pain.

UKC’s dedication to dog events for more than 125 years has garnered millions of registered dogs, 20,000 active breeders, more than 2,900 clubs and a variety of industry-leading publications, making it the leading performance dog sports organization in the world.

UKC welcomes Librela as the newest sponsor of select UKC events and programs. UKC dog owners can look forward to this brand’s presence at UKC Classic Events around the country in 2024 as well as in digital media installments on UKC-owned channels. This partnership will benefit UKC dogs and dog owners via educational content and providing dog owners the tools to initiate discussions with their veterinarians regarding if Librela is right for any of their dogs.

“A well-bred dog is going to have pretty seamless construction overall, but osteoarthritis can occur from injury and underlying issues as well. UKC programs also welcome shelter and mixed-bred dogs in certain segments, so lots of our owners could have this discussion with their vet if appropriate. Outside of any awards or ribbons, that’s a win for the dogs who need it, so we’re proud to create the space for these conversations,” UKC Vice President Todd Kellam said.

“Dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds can experience OA pain and in fact, approximately 40 percent of dogs show signs of OA.1,2 Signs of OA pain may be easier to detect in older dogs because they often are more advanced, but the pain can start at a much younger age. Dogs even as young as 1 year old can develop the condition,” said Dr. Richard Goldstein, Global Chief Medical Officer, at Zoetis. “It’s important for pet owners to work with their veterinarian to identify the signs and symptoms of OA pain early so that treatment options such as Librela can be considered, to give our dogs a better quality of life.”

OA is a chronic and painful condition that causes your dog to hurt all the time if left untreated. Librela offers long-lasting pain relief with a once-a-month injection administered by your vet. UKC dog owners can ask their vet about the newest osteoarthritis injection for dogs.

References: 1. Anderson KL, Zulch H, O’Neill DG, Meeson RL, Collins LM. Risk factors for canine osteoarthritis and its predisposing arthropathies: a systematic review. Front Vet Sci. 2020;7:200. doi:10.3389/fvets.2020.00220 2. Wright A, et al. Identification of canine osteoarthritis using an owner-reported questionnaire and treatment monitoring using functional mobility tests. J Small Anim Pract, 2022, can be found here.

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