Orthopedic Services

Fractures, arthritis, torn ligaments, and hip dysplasia are some orthopedic issues commonly seen in pets. Orthopedic problems are related to the musculoskeletal system. To detect these issues, our team uses digital radiology and ultrasounds to get images. Orthopedic issues vary among pets because of their breed, genetics, injury, age, and lifestyle. To get your pet some relief from any pain in their bones and joints, please call us at 403-249-3411

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How do orthopedic issues affect my pet?

By nature, your pet will try to hide any sign of weakness or pain, so you may not notice any signs in the early stages. Orthopedic conditions will worsen with time which is when the signs will become more apparent. You can look out for the following:

  • Limping
  • Shying away from activities they usually enjoy
  • Becoming aggressive
  • Weight loss
  • Hesitant to jump or run
  • Problems going up and down the stairs

How are orthopedic conditions treated?

There are various treatments that may be recommended for your pet. After completing tests, we can determine which option will give the best results. Your veterinarian may recommend any of the following:

  • Rehabilitation – This could be acupuncture, laser therapy, massage therapy, or hydrotherapy
  • Weight loss 
  • Low-impact at-home exercises
  • Pain medications
  • Surgery

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