Arthritis Treatment

Just like people, pets can develop arthritis as they age. Our animal health team can help you prevent and treat this condition.

What are the main causes of arthritis in pets?

Many factors can contribute to a pet developing arthritis. These include genetics, excess weight, poor diet and “stop and go” type sports, which are hard on the joints.

What are the signs of arthritis in cats and dogs?

Since arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, the signs are primarily physical. For example, an animal with arthritis may have difficulty climbing stairs or getting onto the couch. If your pet is suddenly uninterested in playing, walking and running, that can be another sign.

What’s the treatment for pets with arthritis?

Unfortunately, arthritis will ever go away completely, which is why prevention is key.

Rest assured, however, that even though there is no cure for arthritis, there are treatment options that will slow its progression and alleviate the symptoms. Treatment includes therapeutic joint diets, supplements, anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy and acupuncture.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Clinique Vétérinaire Dre Suzanne Marcil