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Cat Flea and Tick Control

We rarely see fleas here in Calgary unless on farm cats or acreage cats. Calgary has a bylaw, where cats must not leave their property, so most people keep their cats inside. Fleas don’t seem to thrive here as they do in other warmer provinces. Again, don’t see too many cats with ticks as they’re mostly indoor cats and are not exposed.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


Common symptoms of fleas are droppings or flea dirt on your cat’s fur, flea eggs (tiny white grains), excessive scratching, licking or biting at the skin, hair loss, scabs or allergic dermatitis.

Do fleas harm cats?


Fleas can be very irritating and cause a lot of skin issues. They also carry the tapeworm larva and if ingested by your cat can cause a tapeworm infestation. If not treated, this can be very detrimental to your cat’s health.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?


Fleas can lay thousands of eggs in the environment (esp. in your home, along baseboards). Once hatched, your house can quickly become infested, and this makes it miserable for both you and your pets.

What are some simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?


We have a lot of safe, reliable, topical flea treatment products at our disposal. The quicker we treat your cat, the better.

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Last updated: December 14, 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: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic