Dog Arthritis

Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


Some symptoms of arthritis in dogs can include lameness, stiffness, swollen and painful joints, visible joint deformities, weight gain, irritability, appetite loss and lack of interest in any type of physical activity.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


There are many diseases that can affect the joints of dogs. Some of them can include ligament, tendon or muscle disease, fractures, developmental disorders and obesity.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


Some of the treatment options include steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications such as gabapentin.

Can I give my dog aspirin?


We do not recommend self-medicating your dog – you should always see your DVM for treatment.

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Last updated: July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital