Ear Ablation Surgery
Some breeds are predisposed to horrible ear infections. Occasionally, ear infections become so chronic that the quality of life for your dog can be questioned. At Riverview Animal Hospital, we are able to help. Ear Ablation surgery has helped many dogs regain their quality of life, this surgery involves removing the ear canal completely to provide relief from chronic, ear infections that can make your pet miserable.
As a 24-hour emergency hospital, Riverview Animal Health Centre has a dedicated team in place to provide the 24-hour care that your pet may need. Life threatening illnesses and emergency situations are just a few reasons why you may need to use our services. Should you be in a situation where you need us, simply come immediately to the hospital. Our veterinarians consult with your primary care veterinarian to ensure the continuity of care of your beloved pet.
When you come to our hospital in an emergency situation, our technician will triage your pet. Just like human emergency rooms, our hospital uses this system to ensure that our team handles the sickest patients quickly and efficiently. We do our very best to ensure all patients are seen in a timely manner, however during high volume times, should your pet have a minor ailment you will be asked to wait until the emergencies are stabilized.
Riverview Animal Health Centre provides a wide range of services for bones injuries. Dr. Francis Arsenault is our medical director that has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. From screening, diagnosing, repairing and post-op care of your pet, our team is trained and ready to help if your pet presents with an orthopedic injury. Our services include advanced surgical techniques for cruciate ruptures, limb deformation corrections, fracture repairs, luxating patella surgery, hip and elbow evaluations through the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, elbow and shoulder surgery, back surgery including myelograms, and extracapsular cruciate repair.
What is Patella Luxation Surgery? (Unilateral and Bilateral)
Patella luxation is when your pets kneecap moves out of the spot it usually sits in, it can cause a lot of discomfort to your pet. Patella luxation is graded on a scale from 1 to 5. If your pet’s condition is considered 2 or higher, surgery is needed to correct the condition, before the condition can cause more injury to the leg, such as cruciate ligament injuries. Patella luxation is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs, where small breeds such as Yorkie’s are most commonly affected, although we are starting to see a higher number of large breed dogs like Labradors with this condition.
What are the symptoms?
Often times, owners come to our veterinarians noting intermittent lameness. Occasionally, they will note that their dog stops and yelps in discomfort for no reason. Some dogs won’t jump, they will not go on beds or couches, and they will not climb stairs. These can all be signs of patella luxation.