Orthopedic issues can affect the bones, muscles, and joints of your pet's musculoskeletal system, causing restricted movement, pain, and inflammation. The aim of orthopedic services is to alleviate your pet's discomfort and to diagnose, treat, and manage orthopedic conditions and injuries. If you want to know more about this service, you can reach us at 250-727-2125.
What are some orthopedic conditions in cats and dogs?
Certain orthopedic conditions may be more likely to develop in pets based on factors such as their age, breed, and overall health. Some examples of common orthopedic conditions include:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Patellar luxation
- Cruciate ligament injuries
- Intervertebral disc disease
When is orthopedic surgery recommended?
When a pet suffers from orthopedic problems, it affects their musculoskeletal system, which comprises joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments. This system plays a vital role in supporting their weight, posture, and movement. Orthopedic problems can cause the following symptoms in pets:
- Reluctance to move, jump, or be active
- Reduced mobility
- Weight loss
- Aggressiveness when being touched or handled
- Difficulty using stairs