Pet Orthopedics
in Palm Beach Gardens

11262 Legacy Ave,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm

As a pet owner, it's upsetting to see an animal limping or in pain.

Lameness is usually caused by a physical defect or injury. However, it, isn’t always a sign that your pet is in pain. Age, weight, and breed are only a few of the many factors that can affect your pet’s behavior.

Lameness in Pets

Lameness can affect one or more legs. It could be either continuous or intermittent. It may worsen after physical activity or a period of rest. It may even get worse at certain times of the day. Some common symptoms of a problem with your pet’s legs include:

Refusal to place weight on a leg

Loss of muscular tissue in one leg

Swelling around the joints


Inability to walk or run normally

Not placing a paw on the ground correctly

Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

Other changes to their gait

It is critical to determine whether your pet is experiencing a problem common to their breed or if the underlying condition is more serious. Some breeds are more susceptible to orthopedic issues than others. Common causes of lameness include:


Inflammatory diseases

Wounds to paw pads

Trauma, such as a broken bone or dislocation



Nerve damage


Insect stings

Genetic disorders

Congenital abnormalities

Damaged or broken claws

Bone cancer

It can be extremely distressing to notice any signs that your pet is in pain. We strive to determine the underlying cause of your pet’s limp and recommend the best course of treatment to alleviate any discomfort your pet may be experiencing.

Our Orthopedic Services

We perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Coxofemoral Luxation – Toggle pin repair

Radius/ulna Fracture Repair

Pelvic Fracture

Patellar Luxation – Unilateral repair

Joint Luxation

Tibia/fibula Fracture Repair

Common Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon Injury

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Oncologic Surgeries

Femur or Humerus Fracture Repair

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Schedule Your Pet’s Orthopedic Appointment in Palm Beach Gardens

If you’ve observed your pet favoring a leg or you notice a difference in your pet’s walk, reach out to us today. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Palm Beach Gardens as soon as you notice a difference in your pet’s gait.
Palm Beach Gardens Animal Hospital performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Century Village, and Palm Beach.

What We Can Offer in Palm Beach Gardens