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Arthritis Services for Pets

Arthritis is a well-known illness in humans. Did you know that it can also develop in pets? The most common type of arthritis in pets is osteoarthritis. Some pets develop this disease because of their age, weight or history of injury or surgery. Even though there is no cure for the condition, your loyal companion doesn’t have to live in misery. At Langdon Veterinary Clinic, we work relentlessly to ensure your furry friend is pain-free and back on their feet despite their diagnosis.

What are the signs of arthritis in pets?

Your loyal companion will try to hide their discomfort in the early stages of the disease. You may notice them limping, becoming disinterested in walks or having difficulty walking/ standing. As your pet’s condition worsens, the signs are more noticeable. Once you notice any symptoms, your pet should be examined by a veterinarian immediately. The disease is much easier to treat and control in the early stages. To have your pet evaluated call 403.936.4571 and we will book an appointment at your earliest convenience.

What can be done for my pet who has arthritis?

Working with a veterinarian can make life with arthritis easier for your loyal companion. Our team will tailor a treatment plan that matches your pet’s specific needs. We may treat arthritis in pets using a combination of supplements, medication, surgery or therapeutic diets.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic