Pet Orthopedics: Pet Surgery & Pet Wellness Care After Injury
Pet Orthopedics Treatment for Bone, Hip and Joint Problems
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.