Orthopedic Services

A huge portion of your loyal companion’s life is spent on their feet and this makes their joints and bones ache as they get old. Because they are in constant movement, it is normal for them to experience orthopedic problems. Even if your pet is experiencing bone and joint pains they can still live a relatively normal life. The key to doing this is to have your pet assessed by one of our veterinarians if you notice changes in their movement.

What causes orthopedic issues in pets?

Orthopedic issues in your furry friend may arise from various reasons. Orthopedic issues are caused by:

  • Age – senior pets often suffer from arthritis as well as bone or joint injuries
  • Genetics – some pets are born with a pre-existing condition
  • Untreated injuries

    What are common orthopedic problems in pets?

    1. Osteoarthritis – cartilage between joints becomes worn out which results in inflammation
    2. Fractures – caused by injuries (creates pain and swelling)
    3. Elbow dysplasia – an abnormality of the joint
    4. Hip dysplasia – dogs are born with this condition and feline pets can develop the condition

    How are orthopedic problems treated in pets?

    The treatment we recommend for orthopedic issues is dependent on the severity of the condition. We may recommend medication, surgery or some therapeutic treatments. Our clinic offers pain medication and surgery to remedy your pet’s condition. To discuss treatment for your pet’s orthopedic problems, call us at 403.637.3928

  • Last updated: November 19, 2021

    We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all our clients that have been so patient with us during the current pandemic situation. We are happy to announce that we are open again!

    We are kindly asking that our clients still wear a mask when they are in the building to protect themselves and our staff. Our waiting room will be limited to one client at a time. All our staff will also still be wearing their masks and taking care to wipe down frequently touched surfaces and sanitize in between clients and patients as we have always done.

    If you are uncomfortable entering the clinic, please do not hesitate to call and we are happy to serve you and your pet curbside. As always cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on a leash for safety and liability reasons.

    We know that these have been trying times for everyone, but rest assured your pet is still receiving the highest quality of care that you have always known from our veterinarians and staff members.

    If there are any concerns or special circumstances, please feel free to discuss this with our staff and we can take it into consideration.

    - Your dedicated team at Cremona Veterinary Clinic