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.

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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: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre