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.

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Cat Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are a common problem on Vancouver Island due to our mild weather. These external parasites can cause skin issues and transmit diseases to both pet and their owners.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?

If your cat is itching or licking excessively or if you see black specks in the fur or the places where your cat sleeps you should check your cat for fleas. If humans are getting bit in the household this could mean there is a flea infestation in the environment that needs to be controlled.

Do fleas harm cats?

Fleas jump on your cat and take a blood meal. During this process, they cause skin irritation and secondary infection, and in an extreme infestation, severe anemia can occur. Cats can be infected with tapeworm by ingesting fleas that carry an immature tapeworm.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?

Using year-round flea control gives you the confidence that your cat is free from external parasites and minimizes the opportunity to spread disease and infestations.

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

Flea control can be offered in a variety of formulations. There are topical products that are well tolerated in cats. These products can be offered in monthly, or a 3-month regime and some products can be supplied in combination with deworming medications. Whatever choice you make your cat will thank you!

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Last updated: May 29, 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, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital