As your pet ages, you’ll need to care for their body in different ways. Though younger pets can develop orthopedic conditions, older pets are more prone to these issues. Our veterinary team offers therapeutic treatments and surgical procedures to help improve your pet’s condition, helping them to maintain a good quality of life.
When do you recommend orthopedic surgery?
Orthopedic conditions are caused by issues with your pet’s bones and joints, often impacting their mobility, level of physical activity, and overall quality of life. Surgeries could be the best option for your pet if their other treatments have not been successful and they’re suffering from a lot of pain. They can help correct orthopedic issues caused by genetics, weight, and age. Pets with orthopedic conditions tend to have a limp, stiffness, reluctance to move (run, jump, climb, etc.), and/or lose weight.
Why is physiotherapy important for orthopedic conditions?
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation help to prompt mobility, function, and improve quality of life. After surgery, physiotherapy can help with a safe and accelerated recovery. Some orthopedic conditions that could benefit from physiotherapy include:
- Cruciate ligament rupture/surgery
- Torn ligaments
- Spinal surgery
- Bone fractures
- Hip dysplasia