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.
Both indoor and outdoor cats are susceptible to the wrath of fleas and ticks. While cats are not a good host to promote tick-borne illnesses, they do occasionally contract the odd tick out in the environment. Please note: most LIQUID tick preventions are TOXIC TO CATS in their “wet” form. Before applying any flea or tick product to your pet (especially if purchasing from the pet store), please contact your veterinarian before you apply the dose to your cat to make sure it is safe.
Fleas are an external parasite that lives off the blood of mammals and birds. These little pests reproduce at an alarming rate (one female flea lays up to 50 eggs a day) and where there’s one there’s many. Should you think your cat has fleas, please call the clinic and one of our receptionists would be happy to discuss the different medications available to get rid of them once and for all.
How do fleas harm the cats?
Fleas can cause your cat to be terribly itchy and uncomfortable. You may become first suspicious when you see your cat nibbling and licking at his/her haircoat and skin. Occasionally you may see little brown fleas moving quickly through your pet’s haircoat. If you suspect your cat has fleas, please call the clinic to discuss the different flea control products available and we’d be happy to guide you in the right direction to get rid of this pesky parasite problem.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
It is important to realize your cat has fleas and implement a flea treatment protocol as fleas can cause various problems for cats. Some cats can be allergic to something in the flea saliva which can cause your cat to have an allergic type reaction and scratch nonstop which in turn can cause a secondary skin infection. Fleas can also be carriers for diseases such as tapeworms or Bartonella. These diseases are of concern not only to pets but also humans. So if ever you suspect your cat has fleas you should call the clinic immediately and get started on a flea prevention as soon as possible. One of our helpful staff members is always available to get you started on the right track.
Simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?
Whether you have a young kitten or senior cat if you are concerned your cat has fleas please give us a call at (905) 853-4706 and one of our helpful team members would be happy to get you set up on a preventative flea program.
Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats? It is not liver or kidney disease, or even thyroid disease. It is dental disease! Did you know that dental disease affects over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 years, and between 50-90% of cats over 4 years?
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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 905.853.4706. 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.
Note: Due to the continued health precautions recommended by Health Canada, we have elected to discontinue 'in clinic' pick-ups for items ordered via our Online Store including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver wherever you choose.
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
Your dedicated team at College Manor Veterinary Hospital