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Arthritis Treatment for Pets

As your furry family member enters their golden years, they will be prone to be diagnosed with several old-age-related diseases. Arthritis is one of the most common ailments that affect pets. Although there is no cure for arthritis in pets, with the right combination of health care treatments and lifestyle modifications, they can still be happy and comfortable despite their diagnosis. Think that your pet has arthritis? Call our teams at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location) to learn more about how we take care of our patients with arthritis.

What is the best treatment for pets with arthritis?

When it comes to arthritis, there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Your pet’s treatment plan will depend on disease severity as well as their unique lifestyle and other health conditions. Your veterinarian may recommend one or a combination of therapies. Lifestyle changes such as installing soft padding on your stairs at home or your pet’s sleeping area can also help manage their arthritis, along with low-impact exercises like swimming.

What are the signs of arthritis in pets?

When it comes to arthritis, changes in your pet’s actions or behaviours are usually the earliest manifestations of disease progression. You may notice them make wincing sounds when getting up from a sitting to a standing position, or that they can no longer climb up and down the stairs as quickly as they used to. Other warning signs of a possible arthritis diagnosis are swollen joints, limping and trembling when walking.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – 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 Animal Medical Centre