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Cat Flea Control

Fleas are a large nuisance for cats and the owner. They will live on both the cat and the environment of the pet.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?

You will notice that your cat has fleas by seeing the flea move on the skin and noticing black specks (flea dirt) on both the cat and in the environment.

Do fleas harm cats?

Fleas can harm cats especially if they have a flea allergy or there are a large number of fleas. They can get skin irritation or contract tapeworms or other diseases from the fleas.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

Treatment and prevention is very important because a large number can cause anemia in the patient and even death. Fleas also will bite humans and cause excessive itching which can be very irritating to the skin.

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

Some simple steps to treat fleas in the senior cat is to be on a monthly topical for 3 consecutive months. This is because fleas have a long life-cycle so we must make sure they are totally removed from the pet and environment. Regular vacuuming of the house especially where the cat sleeps or any carpet is also a good idea.

Last updated: December 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, we want to continue to keep our staff as well as our clients safe and healthy. As such, we have updated our protocols effective immediately.

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (for food sales only): 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Appointments are seen Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. Food sales are serviced weekly between 8am-9am and 5pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital