Lameness and Limping
Animals can be both playful and graceful when they are running around or jumping on things. It's so much fun to watch them move that it can be jarring to see them come up to you with a limp. Fortunately, if you live in Canyon Lake, CA, you can bring your pet to our team at Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital. A veterinarian on our veterinary team will examine your pet and help provide him the best treatment for his condition.
How Will the Veterinarian Diagnose Your Pet?
There are several ways we can find out what is wrong, including a pet wellness exam and diagnostics like x-rays or even bloodwork. This will help us pinpoint whether your pet has an injury, like a broken bone or torn ligament, or a chronic condition.
Sometimes He Just Needs to Rest
Your pet may have been a bit too active and he wound up taking a step at an odd angle or got tweaked a leg muscle. Have him rest in an area that lets him curl up and relax. You can also give him regular food and water and take him for a short walk if he is feeling up to it.
Sometimes He Needs Surgery
It is possible that your pet has been injured to an extent that he needs pet surgery for him to recover. The good news is that we can provide a consultation and surgery if necessary to help him get his mobility back
Sometimes It's Age
As pets get older, their bodies don't respond like before. A spry gait turns into a slower walk to even a possible limp. That's why we also offer senior pet care.
Learn More about Pet Geriatrics and Vet Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital
At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital, we're here for the animals of Canyon Lake, CA. If your pet has become lame, a vet on our team will help him get back to where he was before. Contact us today to make an appointment at our animal hospital. Call us at (951) 244-4199 to learn more about pet geriatrics and vet care from a veterinarian near you.