Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with 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: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic