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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
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    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: March 2, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. 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

    5. 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!

    - Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital