Pet Orthopedics FAQs

Pet Orthopedics FAQs

Our Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center Answers Orthopedics FAQ's

If your pet is suffering from a medical condition where a limb is not working as it should, pet surgery is an option to help them regain mobility. At the first signs of a problem, it is best to contact Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center in Bowling Green to make an appointment for an assessment. In many cases, orthopedic surgery can help. Here are some frequently asked questions about this process.

What Is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery is a procedure performed by a veterinarian to help repair a limb. If your dog or cat is suffering from a bone problem, our vet may use pins or screws, casts, bone plates, artificial joints, or nylon material to get a limb back to its normal positioning. 

What Does The Process Entail?

Your pet will need to be sedated and have a supply of oxygen administered during their surgical procedure. Some orthopedic surgeries take several hours to conduct. This depends on the type of surgery being done. Our veterinarian will discuss the process for your pet's particular condition before the day of surgery to address any questions you may have.

What Issues Should Be Addressed During An Orthopedic Exam?

It is important to let our veterinarian know if your pet has difficulty with anesthesia before a surgery is scheduled. In addition, if your pet is displaying symptoms that do not seem to be associated with a failing limb, indicate so during an exam. Our veterinarian will use this information to determine the exact cause of your pet's difficulty.

How Can Our Vet Help After Surgery Is Completed?

Our vet will prescribe pain medication for your pet to take after surgery. They will also conduct post-operative exams to ensure your pet is healing as they should. If an incision needs intervention, our veterinarian will take immediate steps to care for your pet as needed.

Contact Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center to Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are ready to bring your dog or cat to see our veterinarian for an orthopedic exam, contact Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center in Bowling Green to find out about scheduling availability. Call us today at (270) 781-5041.