Arthritis Services for Pets

As your pets get older, they become more susceptible to illnesses such as arthritis. Arthritis is a joint disease that affects both humans and animals. Pets commonly suffer from osteoarthritis. Even though there is no cure for the disease, with treatment, your pet can live a relatively normal life. 

How do I know if my pet has arthritis?

The first instinct of your pet is to hide their pain. However, by noticing their changes in behaviour or movements, you can catch the early signs. Pets suffering from arthritis often show signs by:

  • Yelping when touched in certain areas
  • Limping
  • Lick, bite or chew at themselves
  • Having difficulty going up or down the stairs
  • Becoming reluctant to move or partake in activities they previously enjoyed

    Paying action to their behaviour is only the first step to getting them back to normal. If you suspect your pet has arthritis, schedule an appointment with our clinic at 519.641.8383 to get a diagnosis and get treatment.

    What is the best treatment for arthritis?

    There are various treatments for arthritis, but depending on your furry friend, your veterinarian may use different approaches. Common treatments for arthritis are anti-inflammatory drugs, supplements, laser therapy, massages, exercises and much more. It is also helpful to follow a proper diet to prevent overweight and take the strain off your loyal companion’s joints. Our veterinarians would be happy to discuss the best treatment for your pet when you book your appointment.

  • Last updated: September 3, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic