For issues affecting your pet’s skeleton, joints and surrounding tissues like muscles, ligaments and tendons, Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital offers advanced veterinary orthopedic care. Our main objective with orthopedic care is to diminish pain and restore mobility.
Veterinary orthopedic problems stem from multiple causes. Some issues are congenital, meaning pets are born with them, while others occur over time during pets’ growth and development. Some pets may even have genetic predispositions to certain veterinary orthopedic issues like hip dysplasia and arthritis. Other orthopedic afflictions pets commonly endure include bone fractures, bruising and stretched or torn soft tissues from trauma like car accidents, rough play and falls.
If your pet is dealing with an orthopedic affliction, he or she may show the following symptoms in degrees ranging from subtle to severe:
- Difficulty jumping up or down
- General weakness
- Laziness and/or sluggishness
- Change in personality
Before Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital can administer any treatment or orthopedic care, our doctors will have to perform a full examination of your pet, which often requires diagnostic tests like x-rays. Once your pet has been properly diagnosed, our doctors with prescribe the necessary treatment strategy that can include:
- Setting broken bones
- Pain medication
- Making activity restrictions
- Using our therapy laser
Rest assured that no treatment will be given without your consent and approval.
If your pet seems to be showing signs and symptoms of an orthopedic malady, do not hesitate to give our expert staff a call. We would love nothing more than to get your pet back to optimum health and comfort!