Parasite Prevention for Cats: Protection Inside Out

One of the most frequent questions that are asked in a Veterinary Clinic are: “Why does my cat need parasite control? He/she does not go outside.” The risks may vary, but the effect of parasites on your cat’s health and yourself are the same. Some of those parasites are zoonotic, which means that they are transmissible to people. We recommend giving your cat year-round parasite treatment to keep them safe and healthy.

There are many ways parasites can enter your home, such as:

  • Insects
  • Outdoor-indoor pets
  • Your clothes/shoes
  • Rodents
  • Moving into a new home

Types of parasites.

Parasites fall into two categories: Internal and external. Some of the most common parasites are fleas, mites, ticks, roundworms, tapeworms and heartworms.

What you can do?

  • Keep your cat on a preventative parasite medication. You can also ask visitors if their pet is on a preventative treatment before coming into your home.
  • Vacuum your floors, carpets and upholstery.
  • Keep rodents away from your house by keeping it free of food scraps and waste.
  • Install seals around doors and windows for added protection.
  • Thoroughly clean second-hand objects like rugs, furniture, bedding and luggage before bringing them home

Written by: Acadia Veterinary Hospital



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Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.


Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia


To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital