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Our Toledo veterinarian is skilled at performing orthopedic surgeries including repairing anterior cruciate ligament tears, treating fractures, and correcting patella luxations (kneecap dislocation). Pet surgery can help pets who have sustained a traumatic injury, like being hit by a car. Surgical procedures can also repair age-related damage to the soft tissues. If your pet is suffering from moderate to severe arthritis, an orthopedic operation can help relieve joint pain and safely restore mobility to the body.
Our veterinary care team understands that any surgery can be stressful for pets and their owners, especially a more complex procedure like orthopedic pet surgery. Your pet’s safety is our primary concern. We conduct pre-op diagnostic blood work and utilize state-of-the-art surgical equipment to carefully monitor your pet’s vital signs during the operation.
When your pet is ready to return home, our veterinarian will discuss post-op care, including medication to minimize inflammation and manage pain. Depending on your pet’s operation, we will also schedule several follow-up visits to monitor healing and recovery. A less-invasive procedure may take 4 weeks or longer for recovery, while more complex orthopedic procedures may take 12 weeks or longer for your pet to recover. Following an operation, physical therapy services, like walking on an underwater treadmill, can help your pet regain motion without stressing the recovering joints.
In addition to orthopedic surgery, our practice offers a variety of surgical procedures, including pet wellness care spay and neuter operations. Our veterinarian is happy to answer any questions that you may have about our pet orthopedics or other surgical procedures.
Canine Influenza Update October 2017
There has been a recent outbreak of cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) in the greater Toledo area this month. The virus can present as either of two strains, and is highly contagious. Virtually all dogs are susceptible to CIV regardless of breed or age. Symptoms range from coughing, sneezing, fever a runny nose and even a life threatening pneumonia. Typically, a dog will act like it's having kennel cough. A dog is most likely contagious before showing any signs. The Canine Influenza virus does not persist in the environment for very long, but it does spread easily between individuals, usually transmitted through direct contact with a contagious dog's saliva or nasal secretions. Treatment for CIV involves supportive therapy: antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infections, cough suppressants, or anti-viral medication. Sometimes fluid therapy is necessary depending on how long the dog has been sick. Dogs that go to day care facilities, boarding kennels, dog parks or training classes are at higher risk for exposure to CIV. If dogs spend most of their time at home or rarely come into contact with other dogs, they will likely have lower risk. There is no evidence that this virus is transmissible to people. We now carry a vaccine that helps protect dogs from outbreaks caused by both strains of the Canine Influenza Virus. The vaccine aids in the control of disease associated with CIV. The vaccine can be given in dogs at 7 weeks of age or older. A second dose is given 2-4 weeks later. A minimum of two doses is required for primary immunization, and annual vaccination with one dose is recommended. Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding your dog's possible exposure to CIV or if you anticipate vaccinating your pet against the virus.
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Welcome to Trilby Animal Hospital! We are located in Toledo, and we are
a full-service animal hospital, offering medical, surgical, and dental
veterinary care. Our mission is to provide the highest level of veterinary
care for your pets in a friendly environment. Our friendly and courteous
staff would love a chance to meet you and to take care of your pet.