Pets are treasured family members, so when your pet is limping or seems troubled by lameness, you can feel like you're hurting, too. So, you want a veterinarian who treats your pet quickly and with kindness. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, we understand that. We're here to help, and we treat your pet with gentleness and affection. Our services include testing to determine the underlying cause of your pet's discomfort and treating the issue so your pet, and you, can feel better.
When To Take Your Limping Pet to an Animal Hospital
Limping is a sign that something is causing your pet to feel pain, and it could be a simple issue, or it could be something more serious. To determine the cause of lameness, after an initial triage to determine the severity of the issue, your pet's vet typically has to perform tests that may include x-rays and lab work. Without the results of a full examination, you can't typically know for certain what's causing your pet to limp. Some common causes of limping include:
- Age-related degenerative diseases
- Bone or joint cancer
- Fractured bones
- Neurological issues
- Paw injury
- Strained muscles
Emergency Pet Hospital Forms
There can be a few forms you need to fill out when you bring your pet to an animal hospital, and preparing the forms ahead of time or while you're waiting can simplify the process of getting treatment for your pet. Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital makes those forms available to you online, so you can download the forms and submit them through our website to save time and reduce stress when you're waiting for help for your injured or sick pet.
Questions Your Veterinarian May Ask About a Limping Pet
Part of your pet's exam at an emergency pet hospital typically includes providing background information. This information is a key part of making sure your pet gets the best care possible, and it can help your veterinarian determine if there was an accidental injury or if the condition could be chronic. Some things your vet may need to know about your pet's condition include:
- When did the problem begin?
- Was your pet being unusually active or doing a specific activity when injured?
- Does your pet have other medical conditions that could be contributing to the discomfort?
- Is your pet on any medication?
Call Us Today for More Information
Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? If your pet is limping or seems to be struggling with lameness, stop by or call Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills to get help right away. While we don't offer routine veterinary care or schedule appointments, if your pet is in pain, we're here to help with diagnosis and emergency relief.