As a pet owner, it's upsetting to see an animal limping or in pain.
Lameness is usually caused by a physical defect or injury. However, it, isn’t always a sign that your pet is in pain. Age, weight, and breed are only a few of the many factors that can affect your pet’s behavior.
Lameness in Pets
Lameness can affect one or more legs. It could be either continuous or intermittent. It may worsen after physical activity or a period of rest. It may even get worse at certain times of the day. Some common symptoms of a problem with your pet’s legs include:
It is critical to determine whether your pet is experiencing a problem common to their breed or if the underlying condition is more serious. Some breeds are more susceptible to orthopedic issues than others. Common causes of lameness include:
It can be extremely distressing to notice any signs that your pet is in pain. We strive to determine the underlying cause of your pet’s limp and recommend the best course of treatment to alleviate any discomfort your pet may be experiencing.
Our Orthopedic Services
We perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:
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Schedule Your Pet’s Orthopedic Appointment in Palm Beach Gardens
If you’ve observed your pet favoring a leg or you notice a difference in your pet’s walk, reach out to us today. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Palm Beach Gardens as soon as you notice a difference in your pet’s gait.
Palm Beach Gardens Animal Hospital performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Century Village, and Palm Beach.
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