Pain Management and Arthritis

Although we have no way to get inside an animal’s head to understand exactly what they feel and think, we know that dogs’ and cats’ nervous systems are similar enough to our own that they do experience pain in a similar way to people. Everyone knows that living with chronic pain can significantly reduce one’s quality of life.
Whether your pet has arthritis or suffers from chronic pain for another reason, our veterinarians at Bramalea Animal Hospital can help you help your pet find relief.

Signs Your Pet Is in Pain

Dogs and cats instinctively try to mask outward signs that they are in pain or ill. As a result, pet owners need to pay close attention to their pets because the signs of pain can be very subtle, especially early on.
The following signs could indicate that your pet is in pain:
If you notice any unusual behaviours or changes in your pet, we encourage you to schedule an appointment right away.

A Variety of Approaches to Chronic Pet Pain Management

We offer a combination of approaches to pain management for our patients, and our veterinarians will work with you to determine the pain management plan that works best for your pet.

Nutritional Counselling

Through a combination of weight management and dietary supplementation with mindfully selected nutritional supplements, our veterinarians can help naturally reduce the pain your pet experiences.


We can offer referrals to rehabilitation facilities to help deal with your pets’ pain. They offer a variety of techniques, such as hydrotherapy, laser therapy, and more.

Prescription Medications

We can recommend a safe regimen of pain medications.

Discover Your Pet's Personalized Pain Management Plan at Bramalea Animal Hospital

Depending on the underlying condition causing your pet’s pain and the potential factors that could be exacerbating their symptoms, our veterinarians will recommend a personalized treatment plan to address your pet’s pain and help them find safe and effective long-term relief.
To learn more, schedule a pet pain management appointment with our clinic.