Nutrition Counselling Services for Pets

Whether your pet is a picture of optimal health, or they are on the chunky side, a nutritional consultation can do wonders for their overall well-being. After a one-on-one check-up, our veterinarian can make recommendations on products, feeding style, supplements and portion sizes to help your pet lose weight, gain weight, or maintain their current size. Pets who are pregnant, senior age, newborns and those with health conditions can also benefit from a personalized diet plan. Call us at 905.885.8151 so we can ensure your pet has the best fuel possible to keep them going.

What are the best foods for dogs and cats?

It all depends on their breed, age, lifestyle and any underlying health conditions. This is the benefit of nutrition counselling. It is almost like having a personal chef and trainer for your pet. For example, if your pet is a newborn, our veterinarians can recommend the best products that will support their growth and development. If they have allergies or a chronic condition then we can also recommend supplements, prescription food and other therapies to manage their diagnoses.

Are raw food diets safe for pets?

Raw diets are one of the latest trends among pet owners the world over. Here at Ganaraska, we recommend you proceed with caution when it comes to experimenting with this type of diet. There is simply not enough scientific studies conducted to prove the efficacy of raw food diets for dogs, cats and other pets. In fact, they may even cause some harm to your pets including dental damage, parasitic infections and more. Please consult with one of our veterinarians first if you are considering putting your pet on a 100% raw diet. You will need to pay even more attention and take extra care if you choose to go down this route.

Last updated: Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Clients,
As of Monday June 20th 2022 this clinic will be removing our mask requirement for both staff and clients. We are moving to the “your choice” model. Our team understands that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, and want to respect both our staff and clients' right to choose. That being said, we are still maintaining the below protocols:

  • Maximum 5 clients in the reception area at a time.
  • 1 client is permitted in the exam room with their pets for doctor appointments.
  • Curbside is still an option for all clients. Please advise our reception team.
  • You may also come directly into the reception area with your pets for all appointments now without calling in first. Please ensure you are mindful of our capacity limit of 5.

    Please note our hours of operation:
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed for lunches 1pm - 2pm
    We are closed all weekends and holidays.

    As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to serving you and your furry family members!

    Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic