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Orthopedic Services for Pets

At West Brant Animal Hospital, we perform different types of surgeries and rehabilitation treatments to help pets with broken and fractured bones, as well as other orthopedic conditions. If you see that your pet is not moving easily, or is moving differently than they have before, it may be time to schedule an appointment with our team, so that we can properly diagnose and treat their potential orthopedic problem.

What are some common orthopedic conditions in dogs/cats/pet?

Depending on your pet’s age and their breed, they may be more vulnerable or more likely to get certain types of conditions or injuries. Below are some of the most common issues that we treat here at our hospital:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Arthritis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Broken/ fractured bones
  • Osteochondritis
  • Disc disease
  • Hypertrophic osteopathy
  • What are signs that my pet has an orthopedic problem?

    Unlike us humans, our furry friends cannot easily communicate any pain or discomfort they may be feeling. Below are some key symptoms that you should watch out for, specifically for conditions related to your pet’s orthopedic health. If you see them displaying any of these symptoms, it’s best to contact our team immediately.

  • Difficulty getting up and lying down
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Reluctance to go up stairs, run or jump
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • What kinds of treatments are available for orthopedic problems in pets?

    Once your pet has been diagnosed, their veterinarian may recommend and prescribe certain therapies such as oral/topical medications (for reduction of pain and inflammation), physical rehabilitation, surgery and exercises that you can help your pet do at home to reduce their symptoms.

    Last updated: July 22, 2022.

    Dear Pet Parents,

    We are happy to announce that we are fully open to the public and seeing all cases by appointment only. However, we are currently only allowing one client into the exam room with their pet at this time, with exceptions for end-of-life appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (for food sales only; no vets in clinic)
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital