Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Joint and bone problems can be common issues for some pets, and in some of cases, we opt for orthopedic surgery to correct the problem. Sometimes the problem is easy to detect, such as a broken leg, but other times your pet is just slowing down and doesn’t seem quite “right.” Common orthopedic procedures include:
•Cruciate ligament repair
Prior to surgery, we run diagnostic blood and lab work to ensure your pet has no underlying issues that haven’t been detected yet. If complications are discovered, we address those and reschedule the surgery once we are confident your pet is able to tolerate the anesthesia and surgical procedure.
Before surgery, we administer pain medication, which allows your pet to remain calm and comfortable during the pre-op procedures. To better ensure your pet’s pain management is completely controlled, we utilize a multi-modal anesthetic protocol with great success. Throughout the surgery, a veterinary technician is assigned to observe your pet’s vital signs. If there is any change during surgery, the veterinarian is immediately notified and the problem is addressed and corrected. Once your pet has recovered and is released to go home, we will give you detailed post-surgical care instructions and will schedule follow-up appointments as needed.
Call Seminole Animal Hospital & Pet Resort in Sanford today to learn more! 407-330-7387