Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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What Is Glucosamine and Why Do We Recommend It?

In a normal joint, glucosamine combines with chondroitin to build and maintain cartilage. Cartilage is the layer between the joints that shields the bones from each other. Young, healthy dogs continually produce enough glucosamine to keep their cartilage in a healthy condition. As dogs get older, they start to produce less and less glucosamine, causing a condition called osteoarthritis.

As the condition worsens, dogs’ bones start to rub painfully at the joint which causes pain and inflammation. This can show as a few symptoms with the most common being hesitation to jump or climb stairs and limping or lameness. Glucosamine and chondroitin are said to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as working to improve the joint by boosting the repair of the cartilage that has been damaged. Glucosamine is a safe supplement that is added to your pets’ diet! It comes in three forms; pills/tablets, liquid or a powder. It is also added to most senior diets available at our veterinary clinic.

October and November are our Senior Months at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic which means we are geared towards helping seniors live a longer, healthier life! If you’re concerned your pet is starting to show signs of joint pain, please call the clinic and let us help you make your pet more comfortable!

Written by Raeanne Boyd, RVT

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic