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Cat Flea and Tick Control

There are many preventative flea control products available, consult your veterinarian to choose the product that will work best for you and your pet. It is very important NOT to use dog products on your cat. They can be very toxic. Wash your pet’s bedding frequently. Keep the outside of your house free of organic debris, such as rake clippings and leaves and remember that fleas like to hide in dark, moist, shady areas.

What are fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite for cats. In addition to causing itching and other skin problems, fleas can transmit diseases to animals and people. The majority of the flea population (i.e. eggs, larvae, and pupae) are found off cat’s and around the home.

How do fleas harm the cats?

Most people have no idea that fleas can kill. Fleas are blood-sucking insects and enough fleas can cause a slow, but still life-threatening blood loss. Many cats also show an allergic reaction to flea bites and will scratch so much they cause skin infections.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

Pupae are resistant to freezing, drying, insecticides and can lie dormant for many months! New fleas develop from pupae and can begin feeding within hours of finding a dog or cat. The entire flea life cycle can be completed in as little as three weeks. We have all heard of the saying that one flea can lay up to 1000 eggs!

What are simple steps for treating fleas in your cat?

The most important step to take in eliminating a flea infestation is to treat all animals in the house with a licensed flea product for a minimum of 3-6 months. The long flea lifecycle and the fact that it reproduces in the environment makes this step essential. We offer oral and topical flea treatment for your cat.

Treating the environment such as the house, bedding, car, and cottage is also important.

Wash bedding in hot water and place it in the dryer. Once you vacuum the house, ensure you throw the vacuum cleaner bag out. Watch for tapeworms. Cats that have ingested fleas as they groom can develop tapeworm infections.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital