Orthopedic Services for Cats

We can provide a wide range of orthopedic services to make your feline friend more comfortable.

Orthopedic problems can develop in your cat at any time, whether due to their lifestyle, breed, age, or diet. Without regular veterinary checkups, orthopedic problems can go undetected because your pet will try to hide its pain. Our team can provide a wide range of services to make your feline friend more comfortable.

What are common orthopedic conditions in cats?

Orthopedic conditions commonly seen in cats include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures
  • Patellar luxation

How do I identify if my cat is having orthopedic issues?

Recognizing signs of orthopedic discomfort in cats can be challenging, as they may only exhibit subtle changes in behavior. Indications that your cat may be experiencing orthopedic issues include:

  • Limping or favoring a limb
  • Decreased activity level or reluctance to play
  • Changes in grooming habits, especially over painful areas
  • Decreased appetite or weight loss
  • Hiding or seeking solitude more frequently

Our veterinarians can perform diagnostic tests such as digital X-rays to determine the best course of treatment for your cat's condition. The veterinarian may recommend medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs, weight management, therapy, or surgery.

Can orthopedic issues in my cat be prevented?

While some orthopedic conditions in cats are unavoidable, certain preventive measures can help minimize the risk and severity of orthopedic issues:

  1. Maintain an ideal body weight to reduce strain on joints.
  2. Provide environmental enrichment and appropriate exercise
  3. Feed a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients
  4. Speak to your veterinarian about joint-supporting supplements

Our veterinary team is dedicated to providing personalized care and tailored treatment plans to address your cat's orthopedic needs effectively. By working together, we can help ensure your feline companion enjoys a comfortable and active lifestyle for years to come.

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