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Cats Can Get Ticks Too!

Ticks are a concern for cats, whether they stay indoors or like to go outside. If your cat goes outdoors, they are at risk of getting ticks from long grassy areas, as well as around undergrowth and trees. The tick will usually be found around the face, neck or shoulder areas. The outdoor cat will then come inside, putting your family and other pets at risk of the tick getting on them.

Cats are really good groomers, but there is still a chance they won’t find the tick before it starts feeding on their blood. It is a good idea to check your cat over, every time it comes inside to make sure no ticks are present. If you happen to find a tick, you should bring it into your local veterinary hospital to have it removed, you shouldn’t try to remove it on your own because there is a risk of leaving the mouthpiece still embedded.

Cats do not get Lyme disease as humans or dogs do, but tick-borne diseases exist that cats could contract, although thank heavens, in Nova Scotia they are very rare. The good news is that there are now products available to help kill ticks, please ask your trusted veterinary professionals to help you pick out a product that is safe for your feline friend.

Written by Dana Broders, VA

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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:

  • Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
  • Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
  • 1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
  • Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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    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 Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital