Does your pet have muscle pain or difficulty getting around? Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier offers orthopedist service for dogs and cats near Montreal. We perform simple operations such as X-rays and applying casts. More complex surgical operations are referred to a specialized veterinary centre.
What is orthopedics?
Orthopedics is the field of veterinary medicine that focuses on problems with the musculoskeletal system. Among other things, this includes the animal’s bones, tendons, joints, cruciate ligaments, and soft tissues.
Why consult an orthopedist for dogs and cats?
Your pet might require orthopedic treatment if they have muscle or joint pain. If this is the case, they might have trouble moving around or getting up. Orthopedics is also used to treat injuries caused by an accident, such as fractures, sprains, or dislocations.
What happens during the consultation?
First, the veterinarian needs to review your pet’s history. They will then put your pet through a series of tests for a complete orthopedic examination. Some tests must be performed under general anesthesia.
What are the orthopedic services offered by Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier?
Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier takes X-rays of your pet and applies casts, if necessary.
Medical imaging makes it possible to take a picture of the inside of your pet’s body. For example, it can let you know if your pet’s injury is a sprain or a broken bone. X-rays also help diagnose your pet better.
A cast is used to repair a fracture without a surgical operation. It remains in place for a period determined by the veterinarian. It is important to ensure that the cast doesn’t move too much, which could make it ineffective. In addition, make sure that there aren’t any bad smells coming from the cast. This may indicate the presence of an improperly healed wound hidden by the bandage. There shouldn’t be any swelling at the base of the cast, either.
What will happen if my pet needs an orthopedic surgical operation?
Treatments that require a complex operation are referred to a referral centre specializing in orthopedic surgery. These specialized centres have a team of surgeons specializing in this field.
About Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier
Since 1973, Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier has offered a multitude of services to ensure your pet’s well-being and healing. We strive to ensure that your pet can enjoy a comfortable environment. We also have an online store to allow you to purchase the product that matches your pet’s needs.
If you need an orthopedist for dogs and cats, speak with us now. We will be pleased to listen to you and answer all your questions.