Pet Orthopedics
in Oakland Park

1009 E Commercial Blvd
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: Closed

Finding your pet limping can be concerning as a pet owner.

A physical birth defect or injury is typically to blame for a limp. Lameness doesn’t always indicate that your pet is in pain, though. Age, weight, and breed can all have an impact on how pets walk. Walking with a limp has a number of underlying causes. At Oakland Animal Medical Center, we provide pet orthopedics in Oakland Park to get your pet back to feeling like themself.

Lameness in Pets

Lameness is complicated and varies greatly between animals. It’s possible that one or more of your pet’s legs are weak. The amount of limping may fluctuate or be constant, and their limp might get worse or better after a change in physical activity. It might even get worse at particular times of the day. Some common signs that your pet is experiencing an orthopedic issue include:

Refusal to place weight on a leg

Loss of muscular tissue in one leg

Not placing a paw on the ground correctly


Swelling around the joints

Inability to walk or run normally

Other changes to their gait

Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

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



Bone cancer

Wounds to paw pads

Trauma, such as a broken bone or dislocation


Insect stings

Nerve damage

Congenital abnormalities


Genetic disorders

Inflammatory diseases

Damaged or broken claws

Our Orthopedic Services

We perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:

Pelvic Fracture

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Coxofemoral Luxation – Toggle pin repair

Common Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon Injury

Joint Luxation

Tibia/fibula Fracture Repair

Radius/ulna Fracture Repair

Patellar Luxation – Unilateral repair

Oncologic Surgeries

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Femur or Humerus Fracture Repair

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Schedule Your Pet’s Orthopedic Appointment in Oakland Park

Contact us right away if you’ve noticed your pet suddenly limping or if you’ve noticed a change in the way they walk. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Oakland Park today!
Oakland Animal Medical Center performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, North Andrews Gardens, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Coconut Creek, North Lauderdale, Margate, Plantation, and Lighthouse Point.

What We Can Offer in Oakland Park