Pet Orthopedic Surgery with Your Winnipeg Veterinarian
Our highly-skilled and knowledgeable vet surgical team at St. Norbert Animal Hospital understands just how stressful pet orthopedic surgery can be for your family and beloved pets. But with many years of combined experience and a dedication to the highest quality patient care, you and your family can rest easy knowing your pets are in safe hands. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation or your pet is coming in for a planned procedure, our veterinarian in Winnipeg will provide your pet with the best care possible.
Pet Orthopedic Surgery in Winnipeg
If you have noticed that your pet has been limping lately or is suffering from arthritis, orthopedic surgery may be able to help restore their range of motion and manage their pain. However, pet orthopedic surgery is a major veterinary procedure and our Winnipeg vet is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that your pet has a safe and comfortable experience. Knowing what you can expect and how to make your pet comfortable at home can also make the procedure a smooth experience for everyone in your family.
What Should I Expect Before and After Surgery?
Before your pet’s surgery, our veterinary team will walk you through each step of the process to make sure you understand and are comfortable with each step involved in the procedure. We always complete a comprehensive diagnostic exam before going through with each pet orthopedic surgery, including blood work. We use the findings from the blood work to help confirm whether or not it’s safe to administer anesthesia.
Once we have finished the procedure, we will keep your pet under observation until the immediate effects of the anesthesia wear off. During this time we will also make sure that there were no complications during the procedure. From there, your pet will be released home. Depending on the type of surgery completed, they may or may not be sent home with pain medication. In most cases, we recommend a rehabilitation program that takes 6 weeks or more before full mobility is restored.
Is My Pet a Good Candidate for Orthopedic Surgery?
If you have noticed that your pet has been suffering from pain related to a knee problem, a hip injury or other joint issues, they may be a good candidate for pet orthopedic surgery. However, because this is a complicated surgical procedure, not every pet will benefit from the process. In these cases, our experienced veterinarian may suggest alternative treatment options to help manage their pain and restore limited mobility. As with any major treatment, we will work closely with you to help determine the best course of care for your family pet.
Learn More About Pet Orthopedic Surgery at St. Norbert Animal Hospital
Interested in learning more about the benefits of pet orthopedic surgery? Whether you have a pet emergency on your hands or you’re interested in scheduling a planned procedure, we can help. Call (204) 261-7376 or visit our vet care team online today.