Brown and black dog jumping through the air

Arthritis Treatment for Pets

At Champlain Animal Hospital we are honoured to be your go-to healthcare provider for your most loyal companions. As your pet becomes older, the partnership between owner and veterinarian is even more important, as senior pets are more susceptible to developing diseases. Arthritis is one of the most common illnesses acquired by senior pets. With our team, your pet can remain as comfortable and strong as possible, despite their diagnosis. Please call us at 705.742.4243 to learn more about our arthritis services and to schedule your next appointment.

What are the signs of arthritis in pets?

If your dog, cat or other type of pet has arthritis, you may begin to notice that they find it more difficult to climb the stairs or to run alongside you. As their symptoms worsen, you may also begin to notice swollen joints, limping, trembling and that they yelp or wince when touched on their limbs/joints/paws.

What is the treatment for arthritis in pets?

The most important thing to do is to call our team and schedule an appointment. Then, your pet’s veterinarian can diagnose your pet and the severity of their arthritis. Some of the most common treatments for this condition are oral prescription and rehabilitation. Some lifestyle modifications may also be suggested such as installing carpet or baby gates to protect your pet from hard surfaces and from falling down the stairs.


Brown dog holding onto a frisbee

Is Rabies Virus Really A Risk For My Pet

Rabies is one of the oldest and most feared viral infections of all time. Despite having a vaccine available, every year, there are 55,000 human deaths worldwide. Of the 25 human deaths from rabies in Canada, the most recent was in 2012, and all happened after exposure to bats. In Canada, there were 239 cases of animal rabies in 2017 and 183 in 2018.

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Champlain Animal Hospital