Pet Orthopedics
in Fort Myers

13741 S Tamiami Trail, Suite #2
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm

You might be alarmed to find that your pet is suddenly limping.

Lameness can begin after an injury or over time due to a birth defect. The age, weight, and breed of your pet can have an impact on their orthopedic health. At Fort Myers Animal Medical Center, we provide pet orthopedics in Fort Myers to make sure your pet isn’t experiencing pain while going about their life.

Lameness in Pets

You may notice that your pet isn’t limping all the time. Lameness is highly dependent on a variety of factors and can lead to the limp being intermittent or related to periods of rest or activity. If any limping persists outside an isolated event, it may be a good idea to seek veterinary advice. Some signs that your pet has an orthopedic issue may include:


Refusal to place weight on a leg

Not placing a paw on the ground correctly

Swelling around the joints

Loss of muscular tissue in one leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

Other changes to their gait

Inability to walk or run normally

Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

It’s important to know if your pet’s breed is commonly diagnosed with orthopedic issues or if your pet has a condition that isn’t immediately obvious. Common causes of lameness 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 might be hurt is a scary experience for pet owners. We’ll perform a full examination of your pet to determine what could be the cause of their limp and make recommendations to minimize their discomfort as soon as possible.

Our Orthopedic Services

We perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:

Joint Luxation

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Patellar Luxation – Unilateral repair

Common Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon Injury

Oncologic Surgeries

Tibia/fibula Fracture Repair

Femur or Humerus Fracture Repair

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Pelvic Fracture

Radius/ulna Fracture Repair

Coxofemoral Luxation – Toggle pin 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. Getting ahead of orthopedic issues can help prevent or slow long-term issues. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Fort Myers today!
Fort Myers Animal Medical Center performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Villas, Cape Coral and Cypress Lake.

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