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Arthritis Treatment for Pets

Arthritis is just one of the many conditions that your pet can develop, as they reach their golden years. Like with humans, pets who have arthritis will experience joint inflammation and bone degeneration in their hips, elbows, ankles and other areas. As the condition progresses, your pet will experience a growing amount of discomfort. At West Brant Animal Hospital, we can provide your pet with different types of treatments and medications to help manage their symptoms.

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs/cats/pets?

The symptoms of arthritis truly vary and appear differently on each pet. That being said, below are some of the most common signs of pet arthritis:

  • Wincing or groaning when getting up or lying down
  • Slower pace, limping or trembling when walking or running
  • Lost interest in playing, and other previously enjoyed activities
  • Difficulty going up stairs, bed or couch
    Once you notice any of these symptoms, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at 519.756.9998 and schedule your next consultation.

    How do you treat arthritis in cats/dogs/pets?

    There is a wide variety of treatment options that the veterinarian can recommend to manage your pet’s arthritis. Depending on your pet’s specific case, the veterinarian may recommend one, or a combination of these therapies:

  • Prescription medication (e.g. pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Supplements (e.g. those that help support joint health)
  • Modifications to your environment (e.g. installing ramps, raised food bowls, soft carpeting, soft dog beds)
  • Physical rehabilitation (e.g. massage therapy, hydro therapy)
  • Acupuncture, laser therapy and other alternative rehabilitation methods
  • Last updated: July 22, 2022.

    Dear Pet Parents,

    We are happy to announce that we are fully open to the public and seeing all cases by appointment only. However, we are currently only allowing one client into the exam room with their pet at this time, with exceptions for end-of-life appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    To make an online purchase for pick up at our hospital, or for delivery directly to your home, please see our Online Store.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (for food sales only; no vets in clinic)
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital