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Cat Flea and Tick Control

Ectoparasites, such as fleas and ticks, are unwanted parasites that live on and engorge with blood meals from your cat. Fleas and ticks are most commonly found in the summer months between April and October. These small creatures can be very harmful to your cat and may carry disease. Although felines that spend more time outdoors may be more susceptible, even indoor cats may be at risk of having fleas and ticks if other animals are around to be carriers. At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we offer pharmaceutical products that can help prevent your cat from harbouring ectoparasites and bringing them into your household.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


Fleas can be seen on the skin and in the fur of your cat. Fleas are small, black and wingless, but can be seen with the naked eye. If you are concerned about your cat having fleas, our veterinary staff can help you identify them and offer proper treatment.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?


Fleas can cause a variety of issues in cats. Bites from fleas can be immediately painful, as well as cause dermatitis or skin irritation. If fleas have had the opportunity to feed on a cat for a prolonged period, anemia can result. Fleas can also transfer parasites to your cat while feeding. It is essential to treat both your cat and your household for fleas as soon as you notice them, as they reproduce and spread rapidly. Pharmaceutical products can effectively protect your cat and kill fleas, while simultaneous environmental clean-up such as washing or removing bedding is necessary.

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Last updated: September 29, 2021

Dear valued clients,

Given the current state of the pandemic in Alberta, we have made the decision to return to a closed-door protocol in an effort to do our best to help control the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and all our staff is our top priority so that we can continue to offer your pets the care they deserve. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate these challenging times together.

When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle. We will ask a few questions before we start the appointment and ensure we have all of your information. We will then meet you and your pet at the door. For all appointments, we ask that you wait in your vehicle in the parking lot while your pet is being examined. The doctor will give you a call once your pet is in the clinic so we ask that you have your cell phone on at all times so there are no delays.

If you are picking up food or medication, give us a call and we will put your order in the bins outside the front Dog Entrance. Please note that you can purchase your food through our online store. Just head over to our website https://www.airdrievets.com/ and choose the online store tab at the top.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

Thank you for your continued trust in us.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre