Ouch! Having surgery done on your bones and joints can be painful but, pets with orthopedic problems that are recommended to have surgery can be in more pain due to their issues. Imagine your pet being able to play around without limping, or having to take several different medications to keep them comfortable. These surgeries can change their entire quality of life! Remember, not all pets that are limping need surgery, so don't be afraid to have a new problem checked out.