Orthopedic conditions impact your pets musculoskeletal structures, which include their bones, joints, and muscles. These diagnoses can affect your pet's range of motion, causing pain and inflammation. Our orthopedic services include treatments tailored to ease your pet's discomfort and improve their mobility.
What are common orthopedic conditions?
Depending on your pet's age, breed, and overall health, they could be more likely to develop some orthopedic conditions. For example, large dog breeds are predisposed to certain conditions because more weight creates added strain on their bones and joints. Some conditions we often diagnose include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Torn cruciate ligament
- Luxated patella
- Intervertebral disc disease
How do you diagnose orthopedic conditions?
The moment you notice symptoms like irritability, inability to stand, stiffness, lameness, or reluctance to move, please don't hesitate to book an appointment at 604-522-3344. Treatment of injuries like torn ligaments can be more effective if they're started sooner rather than later. Before we can develop a treatment plan, we need to diagnose the condition. We start with a physical exam followed by more diagnostic testing like bloodwork, X-rays, and ultrasounds. We determine if a special diet, exercise, therapeutic treatments, surgery, or a combination of these would best help your pet's condition.