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.

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Cat Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are common ectoparasites (external parasites) that can affect us and our pets. If your cat has a flea infestation it can be hard to resolve without appropriate treatment, as a female flea can lay 40-50 eggs a day. Preventing fleas is therefore preferable to trying to treat an established infection. Luckily, we have multiple topical products to treat fleas on our feline friends.

Cats that go outdoors will commonly pick up ticks, especially near the head and neck. We are usually able to feel a tick once it has attached and starts to feed and engorge. An engorged tick creates a small lump that is often mistaken for a skin tag. We do have a topical product that can kill ticks on your cat before they engorge. Ticks can be pulled off at home if you are comfortable doing so, or you can call the clinic and we can assist you. Tick twisters are a nice tool to have at home to ease in tick removal.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


Signs of fleas include scratching and chewing, hair loss, and small scabs over the rump near the tail base. If you think your pet has fleas, you will need a prescription product to apply to your pet that will kill the fleas and help stop their life cycle.

Do fleas harm cats?


Fleas can cause skin irritation and pain, especially in cats that are allergic to flea bites. Less commonly, fleas can carry and transmit infectious diseases.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. 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, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 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 Barriefield Animal Hospital