Arthritis Services for Pets

Pets can develop arthritis, too, just like humans. This health problem is more commonly found in senior pets but pets with joint or bone injury can develop arthritis as well. Early diagnosis can prevent pain in your pet and give them a high quality of life. If you suspect your pet is having joint pain, please contact our team at 905.727.3003 to schedule an appointment.

How can I spot arthritis in my pet?

You should always look out for changes in your pet’s behaviours and movements. If you recognize any of the following contact a veterinarian to have your pet examined.

  • Limping
  • Unwillingness to move or do activities they usually enjoy
  • Difficulty using stairs
  • Irritability
  • Sharp cries when touched on or around joints

    What arthritis treatments are available for my pet?

    Treatment for arthritis is dependent on your pet’s lifestyle, severity of the disease or any pre-existing conditions in your pet. Our clinic offers treatment in the form of special supplements, anti-inflammatory medications and surgery. Our veterinarians may recommend special at home care such as non-slip floors, ramps or anything that will minimize injury. We may also create a special diet along with long-impact exercises to get your pet to a healthier weight in order to ease the strain on their joints.

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    Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    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. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.


    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 Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic