Orthopedic Referral Services for Pets

Whether they are sporty and energetic, or prefer to enjoy lounging on your couch, many pets can experience orthopedic problems at some point of their life. Their bones, joints and muscles go through a lot of wear and tear. Fortunately, with regular checkups we can prevent certain types of injuries or conditions from forming. And in the event your pet has any type of illness or problem, we can address them right away with all types of treatments including medications, rehab and surgery. Call us today at 905.885.8151 to learn more about our orthopedic services here at Ganaraska Animal Clinic.

What kind of orthopedic problems can pets have?

After a physical exam, X-ray and other diagnostics, some of the most common orthopedic problems we see in our patients are:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Knee pain
  • Fractures and breaks
  • Dislocated hips

    How long does orthopedic surgery take?

    It will vary depending on the specific kind of procedure your pet will undergo as well as the severity of the condition. It may take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours, taking up the majority of the day. As well, your pet may need to stay with us after the surgery depending on their case. Fear not, because your veterinarian will explain the entire process with you and your family to minimize as much of your worry as possible.

    How do I know if my pet is a good candidate for orthopedic surgery?

    It all depends on their general health status and specific orthopedic problem. Usually, younger pets can bounce back much faster from surgeries versus older pets. If your pet is already in their senior years, we might recommend less invasive options first (e.g. rehab, supplements, acupuncture) before opting to go under the knife.

  • 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