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.
Ticks are an external parasite that is very present in Saskatchewan. They are an 8 legged insect that will burrow their head beneath the surface of the skin.
How do ticks harm cats?
Ticks can be harmful if they are carrying diseases. There are certain types of ticks that are of concern and we have a very small percentage of these within Saskatchewan. Most cats are diligent groomers and will remove ticks from themselves before we even notice that they are there. If your cat does have a tick attached you can remove it yourself by grasping its body and pulling straight out or we can remove it for you.
Why is treating and preventing ticks so important?
Tick prevention can be considered for cats that spend a lot of time outdoors in areas that have long grass or are heavily wooded. There are certain preventative products that can be harmful to your cat so it is important to exercise caution when choosing a product. Ticks preventative products made for your dog are not safe and should never be given to your cat. Please contact Cumberland Veterinary Clinic if you feel your cat may be in need of a tick preventative.
What are some simple steps for treating ticks in your senior cat?
The best way to treat is by checking your cat for ticks and removing them if necessary. There are preventative products available that are safe for your senior cat.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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
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. 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic