Arthritis Services for Pets

It’s a well-known fact that arthritis affects our silver-haired furry friends, but did you know it can be diagnosed in younger pets as well? In fact, studies have shown that by 1-year-old, 20% of dogs can have early signs of arthritis. By the time they are about 8-years-old that number will jump up to 80%. Dogs are the most common victims of arthritis, although cats and other pets can also have the disease. Arthritis is a serious condition, but with early detection and proper treatment, your pet can still live a long and happy life despite their diagnosis. Call us at 905.885.8151 for more info on how we can help your pet with their arthritis.

What are the signs of arthritis in pets?

The signs are actually quite similar to those that can be seen in humans.

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty navigating stairs
  • Difficulty going from lying down to standing up position
  • Irritability
  • Excessive licking of the joints
  • Wincing when touched in certain body parts, particularly the joints

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you see any of these symptoms in your pet. They may be signs of arthritis or other comorbidities.

    Is arthritis in pets genetic?

    In some cases yes, and in some cases no. Larger dog breeds like Great Danes or Rottweilers are more likely to get arthritis from their parents. Arthritis can also be developed from injury or prolonged wear and tear. For example, hunting dogs or sporting dogs can be particularly susceptible to arthritis after a lifetime of intense physical activity.

  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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

    NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.


    We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 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 Ganaraska Animal Clinic