We at Liberty Vet Pets in Philadelphia, PA, are a veterinary hospital providing pet care services to Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Our veterinary team offers general pet care, pet surgery, and prevention care. We care about your pet’s health. When you need help persevering the health of your pet, we at Liberty Vet Pets can be your answer. Call us today for more information.
What Is Torn ACL Pet Surgery?
A torn ACL is a tear injury in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (“ACL”) located in the knee. The ACL attaches to the shin and thigh bones, acting similar to a hinge while protecting and stabilizing the knee. When the ACL is torn due to degeneration or injury, it causes a limp and intense pain.
Symptoms of a Torn ACL in Pets
Here are some symptoms of a torn ACL in pets:
- Avoiding putting weight on the injured leg
- Leg stiffness
- Problems standing or jumping
- Toes tilting inward on the injured leg
- Clicking noise when walking
- Crying or whimpering
A torn ACL can be a big problem for your pet. Contact a veterinarian on our team so we can take a look and provide a solid diagnosis.
Before and After the Surgery
Once a veterinarian on our veterinary team determines that this surgery is the right treatment for your pet, you will be given an appointment when the surgery will be performed and set of instructions on how to prepare. Your pet will be under general anesthesia during the surgery so you may be asked to make sure that your pet does not get any food or water for some time before the surgery. Although it may seem harsh, this is for your pet’s safety. An occupied stomach during surgery can threaten your pet’s life.
After the surgery is finished, you will also have a set of instructions to follow. You may be asked to prevent your pet from doing strenuous activity for sometime and you may be asked to not let any water near the surgery site while it heals. This means no baths. You might also be given medication for your pet to take while he recovers. Be sure to follow all of the other instructions that the vet gives you as well.
Get Pet Care and Pet Surgery from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
A torn ACL can be incredibly painful, and no animal should have to suffer it. If you suspect your pet has an injured or torn ACL, we at Liberty Vet Pets in Philadelphia, PA, offer pet surgery and pet care treatments to stop your pet’s pain and improve his health. Bring your pet in today and let a vet on our team help. Call us at (888) 458-8587 for more information.