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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Updated October 20, 2020

Dear Clients,

With the cold weather approaching, effective Monday, October 26th, we will be adjusting our policies to better serve you.


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. You will be required to wear a mask and use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. 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.
  5. Your order will be ready on a table with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up from the table on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items. To maintain appropriate distance, a maximum of 2 clients will be allowed in the building at a time to purchase items.


We understand how important Saturday hospital hours are for our clients. Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital appreciates the dedication of our clients during this difficult time and we will continue to be open and available on Saturdays. However, due to the limited staff and the extra time required for proper sanitization between patients, we are not allowing clients to be present with their pet for the examination. This will allow us to continue to provide the high standard of care to our patients. Thank you for understanding.


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

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