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.
The most common way to tell if your cat has fleas would be a lot of scratching. We recommend looking at their ears for flea dirt, or dried blood. The belly area and around the bum would appear red and bumpy.
Do fleas harm cats?
For fleas to survive and reproduce, they will take a blood meal from your cat. If the flea infestation is substantial enough, it could cause your cat to become anemic and extremely ill. Fleas also have the potential to transmit tapeworm to your cat.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
To end the cycle of the fleas, you need to treat for several months. It is recommended to treat year-round to avoid infestations. Also, fleas can cause your cat to become very ill so treating before they get them is key.
What are some simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?
After a consultation with one of our veterinarians, they will be able to prescribe the best-suited prevention for your cat’s needs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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
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 us. 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.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 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 Spryfield Animal Hospital