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Cat Fleas

Cat Flea Control

As exciting as the spring and summer months are, this is when fleas start to emerge. The flea’s eggs that may have been dormant during the colder weather will begin to hatch.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


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.

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Last updated: July 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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