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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: March 2, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    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