Whether your pet has a broken bone, arthritic joint, or spinal problem, Dr. Willils has the experience to help. The examination of your pet starts with a complete physical. We may follow this with digital radiographs and even blood tests to determine the cause of your pet’s problem. Anti-inflammatory medications, narcotics and steroids for pain are often indicated for geriatric problems such as arthritis, or pain from surgery or trauma.
Procedures that we perform at our hospital include:
- Fracture repair using bone plating and intramedullary devices
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair
- Genetic joint problems such as Medial Luxated Patella
- OFA X-rays for hip dysplasia and other genetic joint problems
- Medical treatment for degenerative joint disease (DJD)
Medications commonly used in our practice for pain relief and arthritis include:
- NSAIDS such as Carprofen (Rimadyl), Etodolac, Meloxicam (Metacam), and coated aspirin
- Nutraceuticals that may include glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, omega-3 fatty acids, and hyaluronidase.
- Corticosteroids such as prednisone and dexamethasone
- Non-narcotic analgesics such as Gabapentin and Tramadol
- Narcotic analgesics such as buprenorphine
- Adequan Injections