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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


If your pup is suffering from arthritic pain, you may notice that they do not stand up or hop up to their favourite spot as easily as usual. Stiffness, pain, lameness and swollen joints are also signs.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


Arthritis can be caused by joint instability, trauma and abnormal cartilage development.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


The first step is to visit your veterinarian for a physical exam to assess the pain and inflammation. Your veterinarian will then come up with a treatment plan, which may include a mobility diet, joint supplements and anti-inflammatory medication.

Can I give my dog aspirin?


Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal upset and is not recommended for our canine friends. There are anti-inflammatory medications formulated specifically for our pets, this is always the safest option.

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What You Should Know About Onion and Garlic Toxicities in Pets

Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets.  It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online.  They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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, heartworm testing, 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 remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital