When it's time for your pet to go to the veterinarian, you need a team you can trust. If you live in the Dallas, TX, area, you'll find the pet care you need at White Rock Animal Hospital. We also welcome pets from East Dallas, TX, Lake Highlands, TX, or Garland, TX. Whether you need a wellness visit or your pet isn’t feeling well, we’ll help make your pet feel welcome and work to find a solution to your pet's needs today.
Senior Pet Care
Although we care for pets of every age, we know that older pets need special care and attention. When you need senior pet care, we can help give them extra time and a gentle touch. When pets get older, they develop special nutritional needs, and our team knows what type of food they need. They need exercise, but let them go at their own pace. If they’re limping or unable to walk, it may be time to bring them into our pet hospital.
Limping and Lameness in Pets
Limping is walking in a pattern that shows your pet is trying to avoid putting weight on one of his legs. This can happen because of a fracture or an injury to a muscle or tendon. If your pet is unable to walk, that is called lameness. Lameness can be due to an injury or even due to an infection.
What to Do if Your Pet Is Lame
If your pet is having trouble walking, or has stopped walking altogether, it may be time to see a veterinarian near you.
A veterinarian on our veterinary team will examine your pet and, when we find the reason he is limping or lame, we will explain the treatment options to you. Sometimes, the pet just needs pain medication or antibiotics. He may also need to wear a brace or a cast. If he needs surgery, we can help give him the care he needs.
Get Senior Pet Care from a Vet Near You at Our Pet Hospital
We know it can be overwhelming if your pet is in a lot of pain. If you’re in the Dallas, TX, East Dallas, Lake Highlands, TX, or Garland, TX, area, we at White Rock Animal Hospital are the vet near you who can make a difference in your pet’s life. Give us a call today for your pet’s appointment. Call us at (214) 328-3255 for senior pet care from a veterinarian at our pet hospital.