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Arthritis Treatment for Pets

As you know, the older our pets get, the more attention they require from both the owner and veterinary team. Senior pets are more susceptible to having conditions like arthritis, which is actually the most common illness among their age bracket. There is no cure for arthritis in pets but with a personalized care plan, we can ensure that your pet stays comfortable and mobile despite their diagnosis. Call us at 902.863.3157 to find out how we can help your pet with their condition.

What are the signs of arthritis in pets?

One of the earliest signs of arthritis is a difference in the way your pet moves. For example, it may take them longer to climb up and down stairs or to keep up with you during your hikes. Over time as arthritis progresses, symptoms will become more pronounced. Some of these signs include: swollen joints, limping, trembling and wincing when touched on the limbs/joints/paws.

What is the treatment for arthritis in pets?

After a consultation with our team, we can determine the best course of action for your pet. Usually a combination of treatments may be prescribed. They can include any of the following: oral medications, acupuncture, massage, laser therapy and lifestyle changes. A combination of in-clinic and at-home care is needed so that your pet can be as comfortable and as mobile as possible despite their arthritis.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 

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 Antigonish Veterinary Clinic