We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

I Got a Kitten…Now What?

Congratulations on your new furry family member! There is nothing more precious than watching a kitten explore their world and experience things for the first time. Veterinary care is an essential part of getting them off to their best, healthiest start.

Wellness Exam and Vaccinations
Vaccinations for your kitten are given by your veterinarian to help prevent disease. They are important for young cats as this is when they are most susceptible to disease. At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital kittens are given a full health check and immunized at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. At this time, your veterinarian can address all the concerns and questions you may have regarding your kitten.

Kittens often carry parasites like worms and mites, which can infect other pets as well as family members in your home. Parasite control products prescribed by your kitten’s veterinarian will ensure they are healthy and your home is parasite-free. *Note: some deworming and flea products at pet stores can be ineffective and even harmful to your pet your veterinarian’s recommendation is the best for your kitten.

A good quality kitten food and feeding schedule is essential to developing minds and bodies. Good nutrition is the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep your new kitty healthy and happy. Some diseases seen in cats later in life could have been controlled or prevented by proper nutrition. Your veterinarian will recommend a diet that is best suited for your kitten’s specific needs.

Cost of Ownership
Often a kitten is acquired with little or no cost (i.e. free from a litter off the farm or Kijiji). Great! Think of that as extra finances to put into their health care and wellness. A free cat is a great start, but in reality, ensuring your new kitten has a healthy and happy life will have some cost. However, it is all worth it when they snuggle up to you and purr a happy tone!

Ask us about our Optimum Care packages to learn more about affordable health care for your kitten!

Written by: Amanda, RVT

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

1. For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, our front door is locked, and clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

2. We are still open, with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

3. We will be limiting our appointments to emergencies, pets in need of a medical appointment and time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. During these appointments, we still ask that clients remain in their vehicle, and we will transport your pet in and out of the vehicle. The veterinarian will discuss your pet's appointment over the phone.

4. For food and medication orders, please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. We are able to take your credit card over the phone or we have a portable debit/credit machine for you to use in the parking lot. We are not accepting cash.

5. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403-342-6040, and we'll come to you.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital