Pet Orthopedics
in Palmetto Bay

18579 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33157
Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm

If your pet starts limping out of the blue, you might become concerned.

Lameness may start soon after an injury or develop gradually as a result of a birth defect. The orthopedic health of your pet can be influenced by their age, weight, and breed. At Palmetto Bay Animal Hospital, we provide pet orthopedics in Palmetto Bay to make sure your pet is living a pain-free life.

Lameness in Pets

You may notice that your pet’s limp isn’t constant. Lameness can be intermittent or related to periods of rest or activity. If your pet continues to limp outside an isolated event, it may be time to seek veterinary advice. Some signs that your pet has an orthopedic issue may include:


Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

Not placing a paw on the ground correctly

Refusal to place weight on a leg

Loss of muscular tissue in one leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

Swelling around the joints

Other changes to their gait

Inability to walk or run normally

It’s important to understand if your pet’s breed is frequently diagnosed with orthopedic issues or if your pet has a more serious condition. 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

For pet owners, it’s frightening to learn that their animal may be injured. To find out what may be causing your pet’s limp, we’ll give them a thorough examination. We’ll offer suggestions for reducing their pain that best fit your pet’s needs.

Our Orthopedic Services

We perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:

Pelvic Fracture

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Patellar Luxation – Unilateral repair

Common Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon Injury

Joint Luxation

Tibia/fibula Fracture Repair

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Coxofemoral Luxation – Toggle pin repair

Oncologic Surgeries

Radius/ulna Fracture Repair

Femur or Humerus Fracture Repair

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Schedule Your Pet’s Orthopedic Appointment in Palmetto Bay

If your pet suddenly starts limping or if you notice a change in the way your pet walks, call us right away. Orthopedic problems can be avoided or delayed by taking proactive measures. Schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Palmetto Bay today!
Palmetto Bay Animal Hospital performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Palmetto Bay, Cutler Ridge, South Miami Heights, Palmetto Estates, Richmond Heights, Cutler, Richmond West, Pinecrest, The Crossings, Kendall, Sunset, The Hammocks, Glenvar Heights, Leisure City, South Miami and Olympia Heights.

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