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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


The symptoms of arthritis in dogs can present as limping, slowing down in regard to mobility, difficulty getting up and down, restlessness while sleeping, and lack of enthusiasm doing normal activities.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


Poor joint confirmation, injury to a joint, and age-related cartilage damage can all lead to arthritis.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


After a diagnosis of arthritis, we can offer a variety of treatments to keep your dog comfortable. Some treatments such as NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories) will generally need a blood panel baseline to confirm normal kidney and liver function, while injections such as cartrophen can be administered weekly or monthly. Specialty diets and/or nutritional supplements are also available to help control symptoms of this disease.

Can I give my dog aspirin?


We do not recommend giving human medication to dogs for pain due to the side effects, including severe GI ulcerations and liver disease.

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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 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 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 Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital