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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


Some of the common symptoms of arthritis in dogs include limping, stiffness, tiredness, and difficulty moving. You may also see muscle atrophy, licking or chewing at areas of discomfort. Dogs that suffer from arthritis of the spine may also show a hunched or stiff appearance in their neck or back.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


Arthritis can be caused by tissue destruction from infections, congenital disabilities, and stress or trauma to the joint surfaces. Occasionally immune system disorders can also cause joint tissue degeneration and inflammation.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


Treatment options for arthritis in dogs can vary slightly depending on severity. Natural alternatives include supplementation with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM or omega fatty acids. In more severe cases the Dr. will prescribe Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or other pain control.

Can I give my dog aspirin?


It is not advisable to give any over the counter medications without consulting with the Veterinarian directly.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, 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: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- 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 Manitou Animal Hospital Team