Orthopedic Services for Pets
When your pet is experiencing discomfort, it is difficult to not be able to take their pain away. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital, we are here to alleviate all the pain from your pets. Our team is very experienced in providing orthopedic services to your fur friends.
What are common orthopedic conditions in pets?
Orthopedic conditions in your pet may be different to that of other pets. This is simply due to factors such as age, breed, size, and even weight. The following is a list of common orthopedic conditions in pets:
- Torn ligaments
- Hip dysplasia
What are signs of an orthopedic condition in my pet?
Pets communicate pain through actions and sometimes through the lack of it or unwillingness to be active. As a fur parent there are some signs that may indicate an orthopedic condition:
- Weight loss
- Hesitant to jump or run
- Complications going up and down the stairs
If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it might be time to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Please, free to call us at 204.452.0911 to schedule your pet’s orthopedic examination.
How are orthopedic conditions treated in my pet?
Our team may recommend surgery, physical rehabilitation, home exercise or oral medications to ease the pain. It all depends on your pet’s specific situation.
Do you offer TPLO surgery?
Yes. TPLO is short for tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy. It’s a procedure done on pets (mainly dogs) to repair torn ligaments or joints in their knees caused by injury, arthritis or genetic predisposition. It is a complex procedure where the veterinarian cuts, rotates and repositions the bones using screws. Other treatments like supplements, weight loss and acupuncture can be prescribed alongside the surgery, but it is the main way to treat pets with this kind of condition.
How long does it take for a pet to recover from TPLO surgery?
Although each patient is different, we notice that most of them need about 2 to 3 months to fully heal and recover from their surgery. This is a major procedure, and will require more time compared with other less-invasive operations like cyst removals, spays and neuters.
How much does TPLO surgery cost?
For our most up-to-date service rates, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at (204) 452-0911.