The warmer weather is finally here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m sure everyone’s pets are enjoying the spring weather. Don’t forget that this is also the type of weather that those nasty parasites come out to enjoy as well. Parasite prevention season starts from June 1st, so please remember to bring your dogs in for parasite testing. Parasite season is from June to November and they will need to be protected the whole season. And don’t forget about our kitty friends. They are also at risk of picking up worms and fleas this season and need to be on prevention to protect them as well; even indoor cats are at risk!
Indoor cats can become infested with fleas quite easily. Once fleas get in your house, they can live there quite comfortably and multiply frequently. You can bring fleas into your home if you were in close contact with a pet that has fleas.
Tape worms are also a problem for indoor cats. Since tapeworms are carried by fleas, your cat may swallow a flea while grooming and infect itself with tapeworm.
Round worms may also be a threat to indoor cats, particularly if there is a rodent problem in your home.
Living indoors is the safest lifestyle for your cat. However, your cat is not safe from parasites even if living indoors. It is important to take the proper precautions to protect yourself and your cat. Talk to your vet about parasite protection for your cat this year .
For information on parasite testing and prevention, please contact us at Dufferin-Steeles Animal Hospital. 905-532-0043
**Attention: At this time we have new protocols in place to help keep our staff and clients safe and to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We have increased our appointment times and are staggering our appointments. When arriving at the clinic please call us and wait in your car for further assistance. To practice social distancing only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Please stay in your car and we will come get your pet from your car for the appointment. Payment will be done by credit card over the phone or by e-transfer. Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times**
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DUFFERIN-STEELES ANIMAL HOSPITAL
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Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
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* Please note: Wednesday we are open only for food sales, medication pick ups, booking appointments and on-call emergencies*
If this is an urgent issue and it is outside our normal business hours, please contact:
Vaughan-Richmond Hill Emergency Clinic
10303 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C3B9
Central Toronto Veterinary Referral and Emergency Clinic
1051 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6C2C9
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