Orthopedic Exams

In-Home Orthopedic Exams

Veterinary orthopedics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of concerns related to pets’ bones and muscle tissues. Whether due to deformity, disease, or injury, our orthopedic services will help you get to the bottom of your pet’s mobility problem and manage pain.

When to Schedule an Orthopedic Exam for Your Pet

Orthopedic conditions are directly related to the musculoskeletal system. As a result, these issues typically affect your pet’s mobility. They can cause pain, discomfort, and also reduce your pet’s activity level. Schedule an appointment, if you notice any of the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Limping
  • Trembling
  • Lethargy
  • Whimpering or unusual vocalization
  • Difficulty laying down or standing up
  • Decreased appetite
  • Altered posture
  • Favoring limbs
  • Elevated heart rate

Orthopedic problems can occur for several reasons. Before recommending treatment, our veterinarian will perform a complete examination to determine a diagnosis.

Orthopedic Diagnostics

In order to safely and effectively treat your pet, our veterinarian must first determine the underlying cause of your pet’s pain or mobility problem. During your pet’s orthopedic examination, our veterinarian will observe your pet’s movements, perform a complete physical evaluation, and might also recommend additional diagnostic testing. These tests might include lab tests and/or x-rays that will help us determine the exact cause and nature of your pet’s orthopedic condition.

Schedule an In-Home Veterinary Orthopedic Exam Today

Our veterinarians are fully trained and equipped to care for your pet’s bones, joints, and muscles. At Capital Home Veterinary Care, we proudly provide patients with comprehensive orthopedic examinations and some orthopedic surgery services. Should your pet require more extensive care than our mobile clinic is able to provide, we will work closely with you and a referral animal hospital to obtain the medical attention your pet needs to get back on his or her paws again. If you’ve notice a change in your pet’s behavior, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a house-call veterinary examination right away.

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