Arthritis Services for Pets

Arthritis is a medical condition that impacts your pet’s joints. When the cartilage that protects their bones from touching fades away, it causes them to rub together. This leads to discomfort and pain for your pet’s every move. Jumping, running and playing will no longer be easy and fun tasks for them. To get your pet diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, make an appointment as soon as possible by calling 403.527.4888.

What are common signs of arthritis?

Weight gain and a lost interest in physical activity are typical signs your pet has developed arthritis. These symptoms usually indicate your pet doesn’t want to move. As a result, they will put on some extra pounds, which will only exacerbate their condition. Some animals try to hide their conditions, so as not to appear weak. However, they may react sharply to being touched in the affiliated area or lick that area excessively. Watch out for these subtle behaviour changes and feel free to call us with questions.

How do you diagnose arthritis?

X-rays allow us to look inside your pet’s body and search for abnormalities. Signs of arthritis include inflammation and growths forming on their joints. We can also detect the condition through touch. We look for signs of irritation or resistance by feeling your pet’s body. Of course, for a concrete diagnosis we will do an X-ray and follow up with a treatment plan.

Does arthritis only affect older animals?

No. Contrary to people’s beliefs, arthritis affects animals of all ages. The condition can develop from injuries that did not heal well, obesity and genetics.


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Last updated: September 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Our doors are OPEN and we are allowing clients into the clinic. Please wear a facemask before coming through our doors.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres is required.
  • Surgical/Medical drop-offs are best completed curbside, please call when you arrive.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. If you are picking up an online order at our hospital, please give us a call and we will bring it out to your car. 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 – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Closed on Holidays.

    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 South