Orthopedic Services for Pets

Treatment for fractures, disc disease, hip dysplasia and other conditions.

Orthopedic problems limit your pet's movement and daily life. These include issues with the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. When your pet has a musculoskeletal problem that is affecting their quality of life, our team will do everything possible to get your loyal companion back on their paws.

What are common orthopedic problems in pets?

As your pet gets older and establishes an active lifestyle, they can develop orthopedic conditions. We regularly diagnose pets with the following issues:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Torn ligaments
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Luxating patellas

How are orthopedic issues treated in pets?

Our veterinarians will perform diagnostic tests such as digital X-rays to determine the best course of treatment for your pet's condition. The veterinarian may recommend medication, weight management, therapy, or surgery.

What does orthopedic surgery include?

We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons for operations such as TPLO, hip replacements, facture repairs, etc. Leg fractures are a common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures, however, many fractures will require surgical intervention.

Please call us at 780-967-2967 if you have additional questions.

Can orthopedic issues in pets be prevented?

Some orthopedic issues in pets are genetically inherited or are natural conditions associated with old age, however, some are acquired. Here are some steps to take that can help prevent your pet from developing orthopedic problems:

  1. Help them maintain their ideal body weight.
  2. Ensure your pet has regular exercise (especially low-impact activities).
  3. Provide your pet with a proper diet filled with ample nutrients.
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