Whether your furry friend is in their golden years, or is an adorable newborn, they can encounter problems in their joints and muscles. Fortunately, our team of expert veterinarians can treat a wide variety of orthopedic problems, so your pet can be up on their feet and moving as freely as possible in no time. Call us today at 905-257-3700 for more details.
What types of orthopedic problems should I watch out for in my pet?
Please keep in mind that no matter how much care you take, pets are naturally curious and active creatures. They can accidentally injure themselves despite your best efforts. Some pets – especially those of a particular age, breed, weight and size – are also more genetically prone to certain conditions. The most common cases we treat here at our hospital are:
- Sprains, breaks and fractures
- Elbow dysplasia
- Hip dysplasia
How do I know if my pet has an orthopedic problem?
It’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for any changes in your pet’s behaviour and appearance not just for orthopedic purposes, but for their overall wellbeing. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you notice one or a few of the following in your pet:
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Irritability or aggression
- Wincing when getting up or lying down
- Swollen joints
- Difficulty running, walking, going up/down stairs.