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.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email email@example.com. 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.
2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. 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.
6. OPERATION HOURS
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
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital