Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital