Orthopedic Conditions to Watch For in Your Dog

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Orthopedic Conditions to Watch For in Your Dog

Orthopedic conditions are some of the most common reasons for a visit to our Tampa canine hospital because of their frequency in dogs. Though sometimes minor, these are conditions that can be significantly improved through the use of our veterinary rehabilitation programs. Some of the most common orthopedic conditions we see in dogs are:

  • Hip Dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental issues and is mostly seen among larger breeds. With this condition, the hip joints are crippling and will appear in dogs by the time they are 18 months old. It not properly treated at our canine hospital this can lead to more serious problems for your dog down the road.
  • Lameness: Lameness ranges from soft tissue injury to bone fractures to osteoarthritis, cancer, immune medicated disease and neurological conditions.
  • Luxating Patella: Also known as trick knee is when the patella, or kneecap, moves or dislocates itself. This is a common condition in smaller or miniature breeds and might be minor or very serious. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is the best way to keep the knees under control.
  • Muscle Spasms: While this is a condition that can be extremely debilitating it is one that is commonly under-diagnosed. But when properly treated at a canine clinic, muscle spasms will improve significantly.

TBK9’s Rehabilitation Center & Canine Hospital

At Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center, we work to get your furry member of the family back to feeling their very best. We make sure to treat the condition at hand, rather than just the symptoms they are experiencing. No matter the condition, breed, or age of the animal, we can give them the support they need. We have a few different methods of doing so no matter what your pet needs, we can accommodate:

  • Underwater Treadmill
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Arthritis Treatment
  • Dry Land Exercises
  • Knee Injury Treatments
  • Thera-Ball, Hot Moist Heat, Low Level (Cold) Laser, and Therapeutic Massage Therapies
  • Chiropractic Therapy

Give your dog the treatment from a canine hospital that they deserve. Whether they’re undergone surgery, need to lose a few pounds for health reasons, or aren’t moving the way they used to, call Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center today at (727) 521-3518 or fill out our contact form to get started.

By |2017-11-21T15:16:58+00:00August 7th, 2015|Canine Orthopedics|