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.

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: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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!

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 Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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