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: 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