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 the most common parasites that can live on your cat. They are usually active in, but not limited to, the warmer months in Ottawa.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?

To check your dog for fleas or ticks you need to thoroughly examine your pet’s skin by parting their fur. Fleas often leave behind clues in the form of black debris (blood and fecal remnants). Ticks can be very hard to find as they can be very small or hide in thick fur. Ticks can be found most commonly around the neck and head and appear stuck to the skin. Cats may scratch, chew at their fur and/or display signs of restlessness due to itching/discomfort.

Do fleas harm cats?

Fleas may be a nuisance to you and your pet, in extreme cases of infestation fleas can cause anemia (low red blood cells). Kittens and elderly cats are at risk. Fleas are carriers of the intestinal parasite “tapeworm”.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

The diligent use of flea and tick prevention medications are a great way to keep fleas and ticks off your cat. Fleas eggs and larva can remain in many areas of the household such as clothes, baseboards and bedding. We can provide many terrific options to suit your needs, lifestyle and budget.

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Last updated: May 29, 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 to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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

- Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital