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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

Arthritis in our canine friends can be easily managed with anti-inflammatories.

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?

Less enthusiastic about going on walks, difficulty getting up and down, limping, and restlessness can all be signs of arthritis. If you feel that your dog is uncomfortable, it’s always best to have them be seen by a vet to determine the root cause.

What causes arthritis in dogs?

The three most common causes of arthritis in dogs are age-related cartilage damage, poor joint confirmation, or a joint injury.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?

Most patients can be comfortably managed with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), diet, and nutritional supplements. All options can be discussed with your veterinarian.

Can I give my dog Aspirin?

We ask that you do NOT give them human medications. They can lead to serious side effects, such as GI ulceration and liver disease. As a team, we can help you find a solution to help manage your dog’s arthritis.

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Last updated: June 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Masks are now optional for both staff and clients at our hospital. Please respect everyone's comfort level. Here is what you can expect:

For appointments:
  • There are no longer any capacity limits on our exam rooms or reception area
  • Masks are optional for both team members and clients.
  • For food / medication / retail:
  • It is best to call your order in ahead of time so the team can get it ready for you. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for medication refills
  • We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

    OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 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 Companion Animal Hospital