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Orthopedic Referral

Whether they are sporty and energetic, or prefer to enjoy lounging on your couch, many pets can experience orthopedic problems at some point of their life. Their bones, joints and muscles go through a lot of wear and tear. Fortunately, with regular checkups we can prevent certain types of injuries or conditions from forming. And in the event your pet has any type of illness or problem, we can address them right away with all types of treatments including medications, rehab and surgery. Call us today at 905.885.8151 to learn more about our orthopedic services here at Ganaraska Animal Clinic.

What kind of orthopedic problems can pets have?

After a physical exam, X-ray and other diagnostics, some of the most common orthopedic problems we see in our patients are:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Knee pain
  • Fractures and breaks
  • Dislocated hips

    How long does orthopedic surgery take?

    It will vary depending on the specific kind of procedure your pet will undergo as well as the severity of the condition. It may take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours, taking up the majority of the day. As well, your pet may need to stay with us after the surgery depending on their case. Fear not, because your veterinarian will explain the entire process with you and your family to minimize as much of your worry as possible.

    How do I know if my pet is a good candidate for orthopedic surgery?

    It all depends on their general health status and specific orthopedic problem. Usually, younger pets can bounce back much faster from surgeries versus older pets. If your pet is already in their senior years, we might recommend less invasive options first (e.g. rehab, supplements, acupuncture) before opting to go under the knife.