Arthritis Services for Pets

It’s only natural that as your pet gets older, their body and health changes. When you notice shifts in their enthusiasm or movements, those could be signs of arthritis. This happens when the cartilage protecting their joints starts to thin, causing pain and discomfort. There are ways to relieve that pain, medically and non-medically, that you can do at home (e.g. soft bedding) or with us (e.g. acupuncture). Our physical exams, which you can book by appointment, give us the opportunity to inspect your pet’s tender spots and treat them accordingly.

How do I know if my pet has arthritis?

There are many signs of arthritis. Sometimes your pet will become less active inside and outside the house. Sitting down and getting up may take some time and their posture may become stiff. They may dislike being touched in certain areas, or at all, and their typical interests may not attract them anymore. Noticing their new behaviour is just the first step, booking an appointment with us at 403.982.8387 is the next.

Is there a way to prevent arthritis in pets?

Arthritis’ development is hard to see coming. It can be genetic or occur after injuries. As a result, it is difficult to prevent. Some deterrent measures you can try is ensuring your furry friend keeps a healthy diet and weight for their breed. This can be done by creating a nutritional plan and encouraging regular exercise. Our veterinarians would be happy to share more information when you book an appointment.

Last updated: September 20, 2021.

Dear Clients,

Due to the current changes coming from Alberta Health, we have gone back to a limited capacity policy as of Monday, September 20th, 2021.

This means that we are allowing one client to come in for their pet’s appointment, provided that they are properly masked the entire time when inside of the clinic.

When you arrive for your appointment please call us at 403 982 8387 from the parking lot.

We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff, and we appreciate your business and patience during this time.

To help limit exposure and to keep our clients and team members safe, we urge you to check out our new online store at https://www.myvetstore.ca/elizabethstreetpet for food purchases.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 403 982 8387 or email us at reception@elizabethstreetvet.com.

We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff. We appreciate your business and patience during this time.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital