Lameness Treatment in Pets
A pet allows you to stay healthy by fighting loneliness and increasing your opportunities to exercise and socialize. However, like humans, pets are prone to injuries or diseases which may cause limping. You should never ignore a limping pet because there’s always an underlying reason, and an examination may be necessary.
If your pet cannot walk properly, visit us at Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo, OH, for examination and treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Our veterinarian is here to help.
What Is Lameness in Pets?
Lameness is also known as limping. It refers to a pet’s inability to walk correctly with one or more limbs. Pet lameness can either be sudden or gradual. A soft tissue injury causes sudden limping and can heal when treated early. Gradual lameness happens when the pet shows prolonged signs of walking with difficulty for a long time.
Causes of Pet Lameness
Limping on pets may happen for various reasons, from injuries to illness. Some reasons may be obvious, like a physical injury on the leg, while others may need more examination.
Here are the main reasons for pet lameness:
- Bone fractures
- Insect bites
- Bacterial infections
- Nail bruising
- Joint dislocations
- Developmental issues
Limping may also result from aging. If you have a senior pet, visit our animal hospital and let us examine the joints to see if we can help relieve the pain and ease mobility.
What to Do When Your Pet Limps
Limping is easily noticeable, so you will tell when your senior pet has a problem with its limbs. While most signs may disappear quickly, booking an appointment with a vet on our team may help.
Pet Lameness Treatment
Lameness may imply a problem with the pet’s musculoskeletal system. The treatment starts with an examination, where our vet evaluates the dog’s current health and underlying health conditions. Our vet might also observe the pet's posture when walking, sleeping, or standing. Pain relievers may be administered and we may recommend further treatments to help correct any worrying problems in the musculoskeletal system.
Get Joint Pain and Limping Treatment from a Vet for Your Senior Pet
Don’t ignore pet limping, which affects your dog’s daily activities. We at Trilby Animal Hospital offer pet care and treatment to ease joint pain and improve your pet's overall health. Visit our clinic in Toledo, OH, or contact us for help. Call us at (419) 474-5403 for more information. Our veterinarian is here to help.