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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: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

In light of the rising cases of COVID-19 in our region, we will be introducing more stringent physical distancing measures effective immediately. This is all a part of our effort to continue providing the care that our patients deserve, while also providing the utmost protection for our team members and clients. Please kindly review the points below before your next appointment.

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 to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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