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Cat Flea Control

Fleas are a common problem in cats, especially those that spend time outdoors, but indoor cats can get them as well. Luckily, we have a range of products that can help prevent or treat these parasites.

What are the most common parasites?

External Parasites
The most commonly encountered external parasites are Fleas and Ticks. All cats that go outside are at risk of getting fleas and ticks and this is most prevalent when there is no frost on the ground. Fleas can make your cat itchy and uncomfortable but can also cause flea allergy dermatitis, anemia and can transmit tapeworm. Ticks are blood feeders with an almost worldwide distribution. They are icky, plus they are well equipped to transmit disease agents such as viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The most well known and most common of these is the bacteria that transmits Lyme disease.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?

If you suspect your cat has fleas because they are itchy, an easy way to check is with a flea or lice comb. Look for fleas themselves, or flea ‘dirt’ that turns red when you wet it.

Do fleas harm cats?

Yes, they can cause a lot of discomfort and feed off their blood. Cats can also get tapeworms from grooming fleas.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

Treating and preventing fleas protects you, and your cat from being bitten.

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

A safe topical product can provide one or three-month protection and will also aid in environmental control by killing multiple flea life stages. Please book an appointment with a veterinarian to decide which product is best and safest for your cat.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 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 Tantallon Veterinary Hospital