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Orthopedic Services for Pets

At all stages of their life, your pet’s bones, joints and ligaments can sustain changes, injuries and diseases that have a great impact on their quality of life. At Morrisburg Animal Hospital, we perform various therapies and procedures each day to look after your pet’s orthopedic health. Regular checkups with your veterinarian go along way in this. Feel free to call us to schedule your furry pal’s next appointment.

What are some common orthopedic issues in pets?

There are certain pets who are more vulnerable to orthopedic problems that can range from mild sprains to severe chronic issues. For example, older dogs are more likely to develop the degenerative joint disease. In smaller dog breeds, patellar luxation is a common condition that causes their kneecaps to slip out of alignment. For cats, sprains, tender contractures and hip dysplasia are common issues.

How are orthopedic problems in pets treated?

Treatment depends on your pet’s specific problem. Certain minor sprains, for instance, can actually heal on their own. Your veterinarian may also prescribe supplements such as glucosamine if your furry pal has osteoarthritis. Other types of treatment are physical therapy and surgery (for more severe cases).

What are the symptoms of hip dysplasia in pets?

Both cats and dogs can get this condition, which is when their hip socket grows abnormally. The most common symptoms of this are fatigue, limping, stiffness, difficulty jumping and lameness in the most severe instances.

How much does a pet orthopedic surgery cost?

For more info and details on our current service rates, please call us at 613.543.2812.

Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Morrisburg Animal Hospital