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Parasite Prevention for Cats: Protection Inside Out
May 1, 2019
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:
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
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some 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
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!