Orthopedic Surgery at Your Richmond Veterinary Clinic
Your Richmond veterinary clinic is one of the few vet offices in the area to do orthopedic surgeries on their patients who need help with torn ligaments and other issues. Surgeries and procedures like Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), an orthopedic procedure to repair deficient cranial cruciate ligaments in dogs is one of the advanced surgeries Dr. Peterson performs at Advanced Animal Care in Richmond.
My sons dog Athos is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He was a little over three years old when he started having trouble with his knees and was diagnosed with patellar luxation. It seems this is a hereditary problem with this breed. It is so prevalent, dogs with this problem and their parents and littermates, shouldn’t be bred according to the authors of the Canine Inherited Disorders Database. Luckily they were able to get surgery for their pet.
Athos Surgery and Recovery
The Patellar bone is what we would refer to as a dog’s knee cap. When a dog has trouble with patellar luxation, the knee cap won’t stay in place. In severe cases, surgery is necessary to help the knee cap stay in place. Your veterinarian at the Richmond veterinary clinic would be able to explain the process and the implications. For Athos, both knees needed surgery. It was a painful process and after the first knee was completed, Athos had to remain still for weeks. This was really hard because Athos would get excited when my son or daughter-in-law would come home. They tried to spend time with him and keep him still and comfortable as much as possible. The surgery was a success although the recovery seemed long. Now they are getting ready to do the next knee.
Surgery at Your Richmond Veterinary Clinic
Hopefully your pet will never need surgery for his or her knees or joints. It’s nice to know though if they do, there is a great place to take them, where they will be cared for and loved. The staff at your Richmond veterinary clinic are dedicated to serving their clients, with the best veterinary science has to offer. This is great news for pets like Athos that might become lame if it’s weren’t for the orthopedic procedures that keep them young and active. I am glad that there is a veterinary clinic in Richmond that is open 24 hours and day and has the facilities and knowledge to handle anything my pet may need. If you are looking for a veterinarian office to bring your pet to, call Advanced Animal Care Richmond today.