Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?

If your dog is having difficulty getting up, seems stiff, or is liming, these may be symptoms of arthritis.

What causes arthritis in dogs?

Most commonly it comes with age (degenerative changes), although congenital problems or injuries can cause early onset arthritis as well.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?

There are several treatments for arthritis. More common is the use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Alternative treatments such as acupuncture, laser therapy, and joint supplements may also benefit your dog.

Can I give my dog Aspirin?

We do not recommend giving your pet Aspirin without speaking with your veterinarian.

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital