Are you familiar with the health conditions common in big dogs? Your large breed dog may be at increased risk of developing one or more of these conditions.View Article
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When your pet experiences issues with their bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments, it can cause them extreme pain. If your dog or cat's mobility has decreased or they seem to be in pain when they move about, bring them to North Central Animal Hospital for an orthopedic exam. We'll do a thorough physical exam and take x-rays if necessary in order to determine what issues are plaguing your furry family member.
There are a variety of orthopedic issues that may affect your pet. We have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to scan for all of these painful problems.
For the genetic disorders listed above, we can scan for them before your pet experiences pain. We recommend bringing your pet in early if their breed is at a high risk for developing certain genetic disorders.
Sometimes, orthopedic problems are bad enough that they require surgery. Pet surgery may take several forms, including:
If your pet went through a major surgery, we may recommend that we observe your pet for some time. However, after many surgeries, your pet can go home the next day or even the same day.
If your pet is experiencing muscle, joint, ligament, tendon, or bone issues, visit North Central Animal Hospital. We'll examine your pet, help with orthopedic issues, and perform surgery if necessary. Call us at (602) 395-9773 or visit our Phoenix office at 20 W Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ today to schedule an appointment.