People aren’t the only ones who suffer from orthopedic problems. Pets are also prone to musculoskeletal issues that restrict their mobility and lower their quality of life. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, we offer orthopedic surgery treatments for pets that suffer from bone, joint, or muscle problems due to age, accidents, or chronic conditions. If your pet requires orthopedic surgery, there’s no better place than our animal hospital to have his procedure done.
Conditions Requiring Orthopedic Surgery
After a thorough evaluation of your pet’s condition, our Surrey veterinarian can determine if he needs orthopedic surgery. Surgery may be necessary to set a broken bone or fracture caused by an accident. Orthopedic surgery can also help with chronic conditions like degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis by easing your pet’s pain and improving his mobility.
At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital, we perform various types of orthopedic surgery, including hip replacement surgery, reconstructive knee surgery, spinal fusion, fracture repair, and more.
Signs Your Pet May Need Orthopedic Surgery
As pets age, they’re more prone to musculoskeletal issues that limit their mobility. Some of these issues can be treated with medications. Others may require surgery. Your pet may be suffering from musculoskeletal issues if you notice him displaying the following symptoms:
- Reduced activity due to pain or discomfort
- Difficulty rising from a sitting position
- Trouble climbing stairs or jumping into your vehicle
- Muscle atrophy in one or both legs
- Loss of range of motion in the knee joint or a popping noise in his knee
What to Expect from Our Orthopedic Pet Surgeon
Before recommending surgery, we will perform a comprehensive exam of your pet to pinpoint the cause of his mobility problems. Once we’ve diagnosed your pet’s condition, we’ll recommend the best course of action for treatment, which may be orthopedic surgery.
If we feel your pet can benefit from orthopedic surgery, we’ll go over the entire procedure with you so you will know what to expect. We’ll also perform the necessary blood work on your pet to ensure he can handle the anesthesia safely and is up for the procedure. We take all the precautions necessary to ensure your pet has a successful surgery and post-op recovery.
Our veterinarian has ample experience with orthopedic surgical procedures. When you bring your pet to our animal hospital, you can have full confidence that he’s in great hands.
Trust Our Surrey Veterinarian with Your Pet’s Orthopedic Surgery
To learn more about orthopedic surgery or to schedule a procedure for your dog or cat, contact Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey at (604) 536-3131 today. We’re here to meet all your pet care needs.