If neglected, injuries to your pet’s bones or joints can affect their ability to enjoy the daily activities they once wagged their tails for. We can create a treatment plan to alleviate any pain or discomfort your pet may be experiencing. To learn more about our orthopedic services, call us at 519-972-9000.
How do I know if my pet has an orthopedic condition?
Orthopedic issues can affect your pet’s bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments. At first, you may notice changes in how your pet walks and behaves. Then you might see a reluctance to do activities that may cause them pain or discomfort. The best way to know is to bring them in for a routine checkup so we can diagnose and treat your pet’s symptoms. Other signs to look out for include:
- Limping or stiffness
- Reduced mobility
- Weight loss
- Reluctance to jump or use stairs
What are common orthopedic conditions in pets?
Although some breeds are more likely to develop certain orthopedic conditions, they are relatively common in all pets. This is why we recommend bringing your pet in regularly so we can monitor or treat any symptoms they may be experiencing. Some common orthopedic conditions pets experience include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Torn ligaments
- Disc disease