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Arthritis Treatment for Pets

Arthritis, a degenerative joint disease, most commonly develops during the senior years of a pet’s life but can originate in your pet’s first years of life. Advancements in veterinary medicine provide a range of management tools to slow progression, correct conditions and manage pain.

What are the signs of arthritis in dogs/cats?

Typically, you will start to notice that certain tasks and movements that were once effortless for your pet will become more difficult. For example, they may no longer be able to hop on your sofa or they may groan when lying down or getting up.

What is the treatment for arthritis in pets?

Early screening, nutritional counselling, and obesity control start at the first visit for our patients. Caring for a dog, cat or other pet that has arthritis involves a combination of supplements, nutritional management, medications, physical rehabilitation, as well as environmental and behaviour modifications. Non-skid flooring, physiotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy and medications are just some of the treatments that can be put into action. Reach out to our team if you see your pet displaying any of the symptoms of arthritis, so that we can create a treatment plan that will best suit their needs.

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Last updated: December 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

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 : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED


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

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre