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Cat Flea

Cat Flea and Tick Control

The cat flea with the scientific name of Ctenocephalides felis is an extremely common parasitic insect whose principal host is the domestic cat. The cat flea affects both the cat and the dog worldwide. The cat flea can also maintain its life cycle on other carnivores and on omnivores, but these are only chosen when more acceptable hosts become unavailable. Adult cat fleas do not willingly leave their hosts.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


There are several ways to tell if your cat has fleas, they can include unusual or abnormal redness of the skin, hair loss, pale gums and the presence of flea dirt. As always, if you have any questions concerning fleas and/or ticks and your dog, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 753-0506.

Do fleas harm cats?


It is possible because if they are infested it can cause anemia.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?


It is important because you can prevent flea allergy dermatitis, secondary infections, anemia and tapeworms. It is also part of being a responsible pet owner and to look out for the overall health and well-being of your cat. If you have any questions concerning treatment and prevention, please give us a call at the clinic.

What are some simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?


Please come in to see your veterinarian and we will provide you with the most current and effective treatment of fleas in your senior cat.

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Last updated: December 10, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital