Orthopedic Surgery and Your Escondido Pets
Chances are, your dog or cat has found themselves in a pickle upon occasion. If their predicament involves injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system, orthopedic surgery may be the solution. At Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Center, we understand that surgery and nervousness go hand-in-paw for many of our patients and their human families. This is why we work with you to make sure you are prepared before, during, and after your pet’s orthopedic surgery. Dr. Knox and his team offer veterinary orthopedic surgery to do their part in restoring mobility and managing pain.
When is Orthopedic Surgery an Option?
When your pet’s musculoskeletal system malfunctions, orthopedic surgery may be an option to put your cat or dog on the road to recovery. Bone, muscle, and joint problems can limit your pet’s mobility and comfort, as can ligament and tendon damage. Many orthopedic issues are hereditary, while others are the result of immune disorders, trauma, or infections. Broken bone repair, joint surgery, elbow dysplasia, and ligament or tendon repair will likely require surgical intervention. Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Center works to manage your pet’s pain levels and minimize recovery time.
What Can I Expect During the Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery Process?
Pre-surgery screenings provide information on your pet’s current health and help determine proper medications and dosages needed during surgery. Blood work alerts your Escondido vet of potential complications that may need to be taken care of before surgery. If your pet’s medical history is available, be sure to bring it to your appointment.
During surgery, we continuously monitor your pet to ensure their comfort. Antibiotics and fluids may be administered intravenously during surgery to help with the healing and recovery.
Post-surgery, our dedicated veterinary team comforts your pet to minimize stress during recovery. Dr. Knox provides instructions for post-surgical care at home and will answer any questions you may have concerning your role in your pet’s recovery.