Pet Orthopedics

Pet Orthopedics

Pet Orthopedics from Animal Health and Medical Center

Dr. Allen Bolt is a veterinarian in Abilene who knows that preventive care is best. However, when it's time for treatment the medical professionals at the Animal Health and Medical Center offer complete care for your pet.

Pet Orthopedic Issues

Of course, different kinds of pets have different problems. Any part of an animal's body can be compromised at birth or develop problems over time. Some common orthopedic ailments that we see at Animal Health and Medical Center are hip and elbow dysplasia, fractures, degenerative joint disease, and tendon contracture.

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia are usually genetic predispositions of particular breeds of dogs and cats. When the affected joint loosens, it causes damage, pain, and swelling, inhibiting movement and range of motion. This often leads to joint displacement and lameness.
  • Fractures in pets are pretty much the same as fractures in humans. They are caused by traumatic events like accidents or as a subsequent action to a primary condition like bone deterioration.
  • Degenerative joint disease is a breakdown of the cartilage between joints. This causes a painful rubbing together of bones, which causes inflammation due to friction. This condition affects just about every aspect of your pet's life.
  • Tendon contracture is unusual in dogs and is more common in cats, especially kittens. The animal's feet will be twisted and walking occurs on the ankles of the front and back legs. Therapy helps them recover with exercises, stretching, and flexing of the muscles and tendons.

We Can Help

Our veterinarian provides a way to keep your pet healthy through personalized nutrition, exercise, and the latest advances in care. These advancements help us detect and treat any issue concerning your pet. If your furry friend needs pet orthopedics or just a check-up, you can trust their health to the Animal Health and Medical Center in Abilene. Call us today to set an appointment.

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Monday
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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