The long bones of cats and dogs are incredibly similar to the bones in the arms and legs of humans. Animal’s bones can break in the same way that ours do. Some common causes of broken bones in pets are:
- Fight with another animal
- Vehicular trauma
- Falling from a height
- Blunt force
Although it may at first seem like a cast or split would be the more cost-effective option, they can sometimes result in costly changes and complications and even a longer healing period for your pet. Surgery where the fracture is corrected and repaired increases your pet’s odds of the most successful and positive outcome.
There are several factors involved in making up a final treatment plan for a fracture. We use different clinical tests and information to come up with the best repair options for your pet’s specific scenario. An ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon is the best choice for your pet’s fracture repair because of the experience and training involved in successful fracture fixation.
Our highly trained and experienced Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon can help your pet heal and recover from even the worst of fractures.