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Cat Flea Control

Fleas are external parasites that we’ve all heard about. Not only are these parasites a source of irritation and bother for pet owner and pet, they also are capable of transmitting other parasites and diseases. The good news is that there are medications that can prevent your cat from falling victim to these biting foes!

What are fleas?

Fleas are very small, wingless biting insects that feed off the blood of mammals. Fleas are capable of jumping very far distances in relation to their body size, which allows them to be transmitted from one cat to another easily. Fleas need a blood meal to reproduce. Once a flea has taken a blood meal, it can start laying 50 eggs PER DAY! That means it doesn’t take long for a house to become flea-infested!

How do fleas harm cats?

Fleas can be harmful in several ways. First, because they bite, the fleas can cause irritation resulting in chewing, biting and restlessness in some cats. Second, some cats are allergic to the flea bite which can lead to severe skin disease. Lastly, fleas are capable of transmitting other parasites such as tapeworm to the cat. In heavily infested households, the biting fleas can cause anemia in kittens, senior cats or cats with other medical conditions. Unfortunately, many cats don’t exhibit any outward signs of fleas and adult fleas are very fast moving so they can be difficult to find. You can look for “flea dirt” which is flea poop and looks like ground pepper in your cat’s fur.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

As explained earlier, fleas reproduce very quickly and can be a source of irritation or illness for the pets in the house. Unfortunately, the fleas do not ONLY ingest the blood from our pets. They are more than willing to bite the humans in the household as well.

Simple steps for treating fleas in your cat?

Fleas are very hardy insects so treating your cat with fleas is not simple. You must treat ALL the pets in the house and you must also treat the house. If you do not treat the other pets or the environment, then you will be continually battling the fleas. The product you need to use for the environment is specific to the household and will provide continuous protection for several months. It is extremely important to follow the directions on the product to ensure that it has been done properly to achieve maximum effectiveness. If you have a flea problem, the treatment for your cat will need to be done once monthly for several months to be 100% effective. Please feel free to speak with any of our staff members about dealing with fleas.

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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: Tuesday, May 19, 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 and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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 Cambrian Animal Hospital