Pet Orthopedics
in Fort Myers

9380 Dynasty Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm

Noticing that your pet is favoring a leg is alarming.

Usually, a physical birth defect or injury results in a limp. Limping isn’t always a sign that your pet is in pain, though. The age, weight, and breed of your pet can have an impact on how they walk. At Fort Myers Animal Hospital, we provide pet orthopedics in Fort Myers to put your pet back on the right track.

Lameness in Pets

Lameness is complicated and varies greatly between animals. Lameness may affect one or more leg, and limping may be ongoing or intermittent. Limping might get better or worse after a change in physical activity or at particular times of the day. Some common signs that your pet is experiencing an orthopedic issue may include:


Refusal to place weight on a leg

Not placing a paw on the ground correctly

Other changes to their gait

Loss of muscular tissue in one leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

Swelling around the joints

Inability to walk or run normally

Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

It’s important to determine whether the issue your pet may be having is typical of their breed or whether a more serious underlying condition is present. In comparison to other breeds, some are more prone to orthopedic issues. Common causes of orthopedic problems in pets include:



Bone cancer

Wounds to paw pads

Trauma, such as a broken bone or dislocation


Nerve damage

Inflammatory diseases

Congenital abnormalities


Insect stings

Genetic disorders

Damaged or broken claws

Realizing your pet is limping can be scary. We always work to determine the root of your pet’s limp and suggest the best course of action to ease any pain your pet may be experiencing.

Our Orthopedic Services

We perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:

Joint Luxation

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Common Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon Injury

Oncologic Surgeries

Radius/ulna Fracture Repair

Femur or Humerus Fracture Repair

Coxofemoral Luxation – Toggle pin repair

Pelvic Fracture

Tibia/fibula Fracture Repair

Patellar Luxation – Unilateral repair

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Schedule Your Pet’s Orthopedic Appointment in Fort Myers

Contact us right away if you’ve noticed your pet suddenly limping or if you’ve noticed a change in the way your pet walks. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Fort Myers today!
Fort Myers Animal Hospital performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Fort Myers, Villas, North Fort Myers, Cypress Lake, and Cape Coral.

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