Pet Orthopedics
in Sarasota

131 N. Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243
Mon – Sat: 10am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm

As a pet owner, it’s concerning to see an animal limping.

Lameness is typically brought on by a physical defect or injury. However, it isn’t always a sign that your pet is suffering. Age and weight are just two of the many variables that could influence your pet’s behavior. There are several underlying reasons that can cause limping in animals.

Lameness in Pets

One or more legs can be lame, and the problem may be constant or intermittent. After physical activity or a period of rest, it might get worse. It may also worsen or improve at certain 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

Signs of pain or discomfort in a leg

Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping

Other changes to their gait

It’s important to know whether your pet may be experiencing a problem typical of their breed or whether the underlying condition is more serious. Some breeds are more prone to orthopedic problems than others. Common causes of lameness include:


Congenital abnormalities

Insect stings

Nerve damage

Trauma such as a broken bone or dislocation


Inflammatory diseases

Damaged or broken claws

Genetic disorders



Wounds to paw pads

Bone cancer

It can be very concerning to notice any indications that your pet may be in pain. We aim to identify the underlying cause of your pet’s limp and recommend the best course of treatment to reduce any discomfort your pet may be feeling.

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 Sarasota

If you’ve observed your pet favoring a leg or you notice a difference in your pet’s walk, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment for pet orthopedics in Sarasota.

Sarasota Town Center Animal Hospital performs orthopedics for dogs and cats in Sarasota, Fruitville, Sarasota Springs, Bayshore Gardens, Gulf Gate Estates, and South Bradenton.

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