LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

 
By Speaker: Dr. Stanley Kim • Published: March 13th, 2015
Category: Animal Airwaves
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If your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the decision of whether surgery is needed can be stressful for both pets and their owners. Dr. Stanley Kim, a veterinary orthopedic surgery specialist, will discuss what surgeons must consider before recommending surgery as a treatment option, what can be involved in fracture repair and some of the new approaches being used in veterinary surgery today to maximize the chances for a favorable prognosis.