905.885.8151

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: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - 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 of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic