An Owner’s Guide to Orthopedic Surgery for Pets

iStock_000066388587_Large (2)People undergo orthopedic procedures all the time. In fact, you may know someone who has had an orthopedic surgery or even have had one yourself. With advances in veterinary medicine, more and more pets are also reaping the benefits of these types of procedures. At All Pets Vet Hospital, we are passionate about providing orthopedic surgery for pets who need it.

Understanding Orthopedic Surgery for Pets

Orthopedic surgery concentrates on correcting ailments and disorders of the bones and joints of the body. These types of surgeries can be quite complex and many require advanced training, extensive experience, and specialized equipment; we are happy to be able to offer all of these qualifications at All Pets.

Problems involving the bones and joints can be extremely painful and interfere with our animals’ quality of life. Pets who can benefit from orthopedic surgery include those with: Continue…

Encouraging the Health and Wellbeing of Senior Pets

As your pet ages, you may begin to notice a decline in mobility or energy levels. Common to senior pets is a range of health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, hip dysplasia, skin tumors and more. While we cannot stop the passing of time and the aging process, there are developments in the field of veterinary medicine in orthopedic services, cancer treatment, surgery, diagnostics and physical rehabilitation that improve quality of life for senior pets, and therefore your pet’s overall wellbeing.

One of the ways we can aid our senior companions in continuing to live a full life relies on pain management and disease prevention strategies. It is also important to focus on enhancing daily care, which is aimed at educating pet owners on ways to better care for their elderly best friends. Continue…