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Expert Pet Surgery Services in East Danforth and Toronto

Here at Kato Animal Hospital, we offer elective and non-elective pet surgery in Toronto. For both kinds of procedures, anesthetics are closely monitored by a technician or veterinarian. Every patient is placed on an intravenous pump and monitored for changes in anesthetic depth as well as vital signs and blood pressure.

We love animals and want to help your pets live their best life for as long as possible. For that reason, we treat your pet like the family member they are! Get in touch with our veterinarians today for reliable pet surgery in Toronto.

Full Range of Surgical Procedures for Your Pets

We understand that pet surgery can cause anxiety not only for pets but also for their owners. Our veterinarians at Kato Animal Hospital keep you informed about all steps of the procedure, so you can feel at ease knowing that your pet is in good hands. With the help of advanced technology, we’re able to offer a complete range of veterinary services and surgeries to ensure your pet stays in good health.

Elective and Non-elective Surgeries

Elective surgery is an optional procedure, such as spaying and neutering, that pet owners can request to benefit their pet’s overall health. A non-elective surgery, however, is necessary to restore the health of an animal or to correct a condition that would interfere with its life. Some of the elective and non-elective pet surgery we offer in Toronto include:

Elective Pet Surgery



Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures used to prevent pets from reproducing. Neutering means castration, the removal of the testicles of a male animal, whereas spaying means removing the uterus and/or ovaries of a female animal. On top of preventing unwanted offspring, spaying or neutering offers many health and behavioural benefits, including lowering the risk of reproductive cancer and aggressive behaviour in the future.

Non-Elective Pet Surgery

Tumour removal


Mammary tumours are most common in female animals, especially those not spayed. Mammary tumours, like skin tumours, can be benign or malignant, and the removal involves several tests and procedures. In dogs mammary tumours are most often the mixed type which contains both benign and malignant cells. Because these can turn malignant,  surgery is the usual recommendation. Tissue biopsies can be performed to determine the type of mammary tumour.

Tooth extraction


Sometimes, your pet may suffer from malocclusion, which is a misalignment of the jaws, which can lead to issues with chewing and affect your pet’s dental health. Our veterinarians can diagnose and evaluate such problems with precision and help your pet by referring you to a veterinary dentist for  re-aligning, capping, or extracting their teeth if needed. If you think your pet is suffering from a mild toothache or is having any difficulty while chewing or eating, contact us.

Wound suturing


Many pets require some form of wound and suture management. Healing should not be delayed due to the pet's intervention, such as licking and biting at sutures. Even calm and quiet pets tend to nibble at the incision or bandage. We provide ways to help protect wounds and sutures.

Bladder stone removal


Bladder stones are solid mineral deposits that form inside the bladder of cats and dogs. Non- surgical methods include increase water intake and prescription diets. To diagnose bladder stones our Toronto veterinarians will perform a thorough physical examination as well as x-rays and urinalysis.  After the surgery, recovery can take 2-4 weeks.

Removing foreign bodies from the intestines

Foreign bodies occur when pets consume items that will not pass through their gastrointestinal tract. Surgical intervention may be required.

Hospitalization and Treatment

Following a surgical procedure, Kato Animal Hospital can house pets who are in stable condition. Our warm quiet cages with soft bedding, intravenous fluid pumps and assorted diets keep your pet comfortable. Our staff members do their utmost to make your pet's stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. If your pet requires 24-hour care, we’ll give you a referral.

Pet Surgery in Toronto | FAQs

What emergencies call for surgical intervention?

Examples of situations calling for immediate pet surgery include:

Ingested foreign objects
Blockage in the urinary system
Internal bleeding
Broken bones
  • Is surgery required if my pet has a skin tumour?
    If the biopsy shows no malignancy , your pet may not require surgery . There are are types of benign growths that have to be removed for medical reasons.
  • How do I prepare my pet for surgery?
    Pet owners should withhold food and water from their pets 12 hours before surgery in order to prevent regurgitation under anesthesia. On the morning of the surgery, the pet should have minimal activity.
  • How can I be sure my pet will be safe under anesthesia?
    Before surgery, your pet will have a medical exam and undergo blood tests, and our veterinarians will give your pet pre-surgery pain medication and sedative. When your pet is under anesthesia, our team will closely monitor them to ensure they remain stable throughout the procedure.
  • How can I help my pet after surgery?
    When the surgery is complete, your pet will go home with oral pain medication. Set up the pet’s bed in a quiet area so your pet can rest. Your veterinarians will give you aftercare instructions and pain relief medications, which vary depending on the type of pet surgery. In addition to that, we recommend you check the wound for signs of infection and schedule a follow-up examination. For more information on our services and other information related to your pet’s health, please visit our blog page.

Reliable Pet Surgery in Toronto


Does your pet require surgery in Toronto? Trust the experts at Kato Animal Hospital to take care of your pet’s health and well-being.

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