Cat Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks live externally on your cat and can easily be transferred from one pet to another by direct contact or from coming into contact with contaminated surfaces, such as shared bedding, carpets, and furniture. Fleas and ticks bite which allows them to survive on your cat’s blood. This bite can introduce blood-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease to your cat. Cats are usually very uncomfortable from being bit and you may notice excessive scratching and skin concerns.

What are fleas?

Fleas are wingless insects that jump from the environment onto your cat, is very small and hard to find in their fur. Fleas lay eggs on your cat or in their surroundings like bedding and carpets and they eventually turn into adults.

How do fleas harm the cats?

Fleas will bite your cat to get their meals, which causes your cat to become very itchy. Constant scratching is very uncomfortable for them, and it also causes sleepless night for you and decreases your bond with your cat.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

Prevention is always easier than treating. Fleas can be very hard to eliminate because they are a very hardy insect. Fleas easily jump from host to host and will bite humans and they can transmit tapeworms to your cat. Treating a cat that is infested with fleas involves using a prescribed medication from one of our veterinarians, cleaning the environment and using an appropriate flea spray as some over the counter flea sprays can be toxic to your cat. If you notice fleas on your cat, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

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

Keeping your cat inside is the easiest way to prevent fleas. If your cat is allowed outside, frequents groomers or boarding kennels using a prescribed medication from one of our veterinarians is recommended. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary for flea medication as all over the counter products are not considered safe for cats and have been known to cause seizures and liver failure.


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Last Updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

As of December 11, 2020 our veterinary hospital will continue to operate with a closed-door policy.


To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.



Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.


With the cold weather approaching we will be changing our curbside pickup protocol:

  1. For the purchase of food, treats and/or medications please call at least an hour ahead of time, and your order will be prepared. Prepaying over the phone is recommended.
  2. Our main door will be open for purchase/pickup of food, treats and medications only.
  3. Masks are mandatory in hospital at all times. No exceptions. Please use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. Maximum of two people in the reception area at all times.
  5. If you have not already prepaid, you will pay for your order at the reception desk. Please maintain social distancing while in the clinic and do not wander throughout the clinic.
  6. Your order will be ready with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items.


Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


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.


We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital