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Orthopedic Services for Pets

If your pet has an orthopedic condition, it typically affects their joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some conditions are genetic while others are caused by prolonged injury that get progressively worse overtime. Depending on your pet’s condition, a combination of therapeutic treatments like laser therapy, lifestyle changes or surgery can be used to treat them.

What are common orthopedic conditions?

Common orthopedic conditions can alter your pet’s quality of life, since they target areas of your pet’s body responsible for movement. Some of these include:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cartilage abnormalities
  • Trauma-inflicted fractures
  • Sprains
  • Ligament ruptures

    How can they affect my pet?

    Depending on the orthopedic condition, your pet could be in a lot of pain, especially if their condition is chronic. Pets often mask their pain but indications of their discomfort include changes in their behaviour like aggression, panting, limping or shying away from activities they typically enjoy. These conditions can also affect your furry friend’s movement, limiting their ability to move around your home, run or use their full range of motion. Both pain and reduced mobility can impact your pet’s quality of life, since their conditions limit and disrupt their daily routines.

    What treatments do you recommend?

    Our veterinary team will consult with you about the best treatment plan that suits your pet’s individual needs. For some pets, this includes a combination of laser therapy, physical exercises, weight loss and supplements. In other cases, surgery is necessary to fix the orthopedic condition and provide your pet with pain relief. If you’re interested in recommendations of orthopedic services for your pet, contact us at 705.476.3913 to book an appointment.

  • Last updated: November 29, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue with mandatory mask wearing when inside our facility.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    *We are closed daily between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Monday – Friday).

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

    - Your dedicated team at Airport Animal Hospital