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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: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic