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Dog Arthritis

Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


Symptoms of arthritis in dogs may include being slow to get up from laying down, avoiding stairs, not willing to go on long walks, not jumping or limping.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


Some of the causes of arthritis are having had a previous musculoskeletal injury, natural degeneration of cartilage or autoimmune disease.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


Some of the treatment options for dogs with arthritis are Cartrophen injections, dietary supplementation, multi-modal analgesia and therapeutic laser therapy.

Can I give my dog Aspirin?


We do not recommend giving your pet Aspirin. It is not an effective pain medication in dogs, and there are safer medications that are intended for long time use.

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Last updated: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.

1. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

2. 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.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021): 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021): Closed
Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 2021): Closed
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2021): 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022): 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!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows