Jaw Surgery for Dogs and Cats at Vet Playas Veterinary Hospital
Jaw Disorders in Dogs and Cats:
Jaw disorders in dogs and cats can include misaligned jaws, jaw fractures, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues. Certain breeds, such as bulldogs, boxers, and Siamese cats, are more susceptible to these conditions.
Causes of Jaw Disorders:
Jaw disorders can result from various factors, including trauma, genetic predisposition, or gradual wear and tear on the jaw joint over time. Pets may experience difficulties in chewing, jaw movement, and pain while opening and closing their mouths.
Symptoms of Jaw Disorders:
- Difficulty in eating
- Excessive drooling
- Pain while biting or chewing
Surgical Treatment for Jaw Disorders:
Surgical intervention is often necessary for severe jaw disorders in dogs and cats. The aim of jaw surgery is to realign the jaw, address fractures, or repair the temporomandibular joint to restore normal function and alleviate discomfort. Depending on the severity of the case, a combination of surgical procedures may be necessary for effective treatment.
Jaw Surgery Success Rates:
Vet Playas Veterinary Hospital has a strong record of successful jaw disorder treatments. Surgical interventions have proven to be highly effective, especially in cases where the condition has not progressed to a critical stage. Delayed treatment can result in more complex outcomes. Our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s condition and discuss potential surgery outcomes.
For further information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Vet Playas Veterinary Hospital.