Arthritis Services

We provide arthritis services tailored for dogs and cats to ensure their comfort and well-being.

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.

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