Orthopedic surgery for dogs and cats corrects and prevents a wide range of issues. It can help with joint conditions, fractures, and limb deformities. These surgeries are typically more involved and complex than soft tissue surgeries, and not all veterinary practices can perform orthopedic surgeries. However, our team at Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort has been trained to handle a number of orthopedic procedures. We can help your pet lead a full, happy, and healthy life.
Aftercare and Recovery
As with any surgery, recovery from an orthopedic pet surgery will include pain management, as well as home care instructions. Keep your pet isolated in a crate or closed off space immediately following surgery as the anesthesia wears off. Crate rest may be required for a longer period of time depending on the surgery. It’s best to follow your veterinarian’s instructions in order to facilitate your pet's recovery.
For questions, concerns or more information about orthopedic pet surgery, please ask one our practice staff at your next visit or give us a call!