With all the playing and jumping around your pet does, their bones, joints and muscles need extra attention. Orthopedic ailments can severely affect their playtime and their quality of life. At WAVES, our expert veterinarians can help you find the right care and treatment for your pet. For more information about our orthopedic services, or to book your next appointment, please call us at 778-432-4322.
What are some signs that my pet suffers from an orthopedic issue?
Changes in your pet’s playful behaviour, reluctance to move or lethargy are some common signs that your furry friend has orthopedic issues. Other signs to look out for include:
- Abnormal stance
- Inability to rise
- Swelling of the joints
- Weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Misshapen limbs
What are common orthopedic ailments in pets?
Depending on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and size they can be prone to different kinds of ailments. If your furry pal is very playful, they are exposed to getting injured and can develop sprains, ligament tears or fractures. Senior dogs and cats can be more prone to developing arthritis or other joint-related issues.
How can I help prevent orthopedic issues in my pets?
You can help your pet by maintaining a regular exercise and play routine. Ensure that your pet gets adequate rest after play and their diet includes healthy food that strengthens their bones and body. You can also include supplements and vitamins in their routine based on your vet’s recommendation.