At Walden Animal Hospital, we specialize in addressing orthopedic issues in cats and dogs, focusing on bones, joints, and mobility. With state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment, we can accurately diagnose and provide comprehensive treatments including medication, specialized diets, and surgical options. Contact us at 705-692-4446 to book an appointment.
Why would a dog or cat need orthopedic surgery?
Orthopedic surgery may be necessary for dogs and cats to address various conditions and injuries affecting their musculoskeletal system. Common reasons for orthopedic surgery include fractures, ligament tears (such as cruciate ligament tears in the knee), joint instability, hip dysplasia, luxating patella (dislocated kneecap), spinal issues, and certain bone deformities. These conditions can cause pain, limited mobility, and difficulty in performing daily activities. Orthopedic surgery aims to alleviate pain, restore function, and improve the overall quality of life for pets by repairing or correcting the affected bones, joints, or ligaments. It is important to consult with a veterinarian to determine if orthopedic surgery is the most suitable treatment option for your pet's specific condition.
What orthopedic conditions do you treat?
Certain orthopedic conditions in pets can arise from various risk factors, such as age, weight, and breed, with arthritis being a common example. On the other hand, conditions like hip dysplasia and skeletal structural issues are often linked to genetic factors. Fractures and torn ligaments can occur due to injuries or natural wear and tear. The required treatment for these conditions can vary in duration, depending on the severity of the condition.
How do you treat orthopedic conditions in dogs and cats?
Based on the specific orthopedic condition, our veterinary team will propose a personalized treatment plan to alleviate its impact on your pet. We will engage in discussions with you to determine the most suitable approach, which may involve oral medication, physiotherapy, exercise, weight management, or surgical intervention. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care tailored to your pet's needs.