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.

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Cat Flea Control

Fleas are a common ectoparasite (external parasite) in cats. With this parasite, if it is left untreated, an infestation can occur within your home quite quickly. The worse it gets, the harder it is to completely rid your cat and your environment of the flea infestation. While they thrive in warm weather, they can survive the colder months if they are in your home.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?

You may notice live fleas crawling on your cat. You may also see your cat scratching more frequently, chewing/biting, and in some cases, there may be scabbing and fur loss. If you think your cat may have fleas, we recommend booking an appointment so we can confirm that there are fleas and treat appropriately.

Do fleas harm cats?

Yes, they can harm your cat. When the fleas bite, they can cause irritation to the skin, and in some cases, your cat may be allergic to them. In really severe cases, fleas can cause anemia in your cat. Fleas can also transmit other parasites to your cat.

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

Once we have determined your cat has fleas, we offer a topical treatment option. We recommend treating for a minimum of 3 months, to ensure all life cycles of fleas are killed. We also recommend doing a thorough clean of your house, which includes vacuuming your cat’s favourite sleeping spots and your entire home, even if you have hardwood floors.

Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital