We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Flea and tick control is very important for cats. Keeping your cats treated with a veterinarian recommended treatment is the best way to prevent infections on your cat or in your house. It is important to ask your vet what product to use as many products available in stores are actually toxic to cats and can harm or even be fatal.
Fleas are pesky little parasites that live and feed off of your pet. They lay thousands of eggs and can quickly become a problem in your home. Fleas get on your pet by positioning themselves by a light source, once a shadow goes by, they jump on! They use your pet for a blood meal, then continue to reproduce. They are very tiny and sometimes hard to see. You can sometimes find what looks like pepper on your pet’s skin. This is flea dirt. Ask us today how to keep your pet protected against these bugs.
How do fleas harm cats?
Fleas can be very irritating to cats. they can cause itching, hair plucking or loss, red irritated skin, skin infections and in severe cases, anemia.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
Keeping your cat flea free is important because it keeps your cat comfortable and healthy. It isn’t pleasant for the cat to be constantly scratching and itchy. It also keeps your cat from reaching more serious problems.
Simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?
The products we have on hand are very safe for your senior cat. A simple tube at the back of the neck will keep your cat flea free. Be sure to get your vet’s opinion on what product is best for your cat as some over the counter (non-veterinary) products can be harmful or even fatal to your senior cat.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic