From the great adventurers to the restful loungers, all pets deserve constant orthopedic medical care. Issues or injuries to their bones, joints, and ligaments can negatively affect their quality of life. Our team can help alleviate any pain or discomfort your loyal companion may be experiencing. To put your pet’s orthopedic health first, call us at 250-828-2939.
How do I know if my pet has an orthopedic condition?
Orthopedic issues affect your pet’s bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments, making it more difficult for them to do their usual everyday activities. Keeping an eye on how your pet walks and behaves is a simple way to notice any changes to their health. Other signs to look out for include:
- Limping or stiffness
- Reduced mobility
- Weight loss
- Reluctance to jump or use stairs
What are common orthopedic conditions in pets?
Orthopedic conditions are relatively common in pets of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds are more likely than others to develop certain orthopedic health problems. This is why it is important to bring your pet in regularly for a checkup so we can monitor or treat any discomfort they may be in. Some common orthopedic conditions pets experience include:
- Torn ligaments
- Hip dysplasia
- Disc disease