Surgical Services for Pets

Certain conditions or injuries your furry family member may have will require more invasive procedures like surgery for proper treatment. Rest assured our veterinarians will employ every therapy possible before opting for a surgical procedure. This may seem like a scary thing, but with our high-spec facilities and veterinary surgeons with decades of combined experience, your furry friend will always be in good hands. To know more about our surgical procedure for pets, give us a ring at 905.885.8151.

Can my pet sleep with me on my bed after surgery?

Depending on the type of procedure your pet underwent, it is not advisable they sleep with you immediately after or even in the weeks following their surgery. You may accidentally disturb incisions causing infections and other complications. You can comfort your pet in other ways by placing a favourite blanket on their doggy/kitty bed or by placing their kennel in your bedroom so you are always by their side when sleeping.

Is it OK to take my pet’s cone off at night?

No. Dogs and other pets can sleep comfortably with their cones on. Taking it off will expose them to possible incision tears, infections and other adverse effects that can complicate the healing process. After your pet’s surgery, we will provide you with all the instructions you need to take care of them at home, so please make sure they are followed accordingly.

What are some side effects of anesthesia in pets?

Most pets have very little to no reactions towards anesthesia. However, those that do experience adverse symptoms. They usually only have them for a short amount of time and they will fully subside. Fatigue as well as failure to recognize their surroundings or family members are all common effects that will go away in a matter of hours or days.

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