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.


Cat Tick Control

Ticks can be a problem for cats who go outdoors. Indoor cats can be exposed to ticks if they come into the house on you, your clothing or another pet in the household.

What are ticks?

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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 Monday, March 30, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy and "drop off" policy to protect our clients and staff. We ask that you follow these steps:

a. When you arrive, please remain stay in the hallway and use your cell phone to call us at 306.373.3500. Please ensure your pet is either in a carrier or has a collar that can be attached to a leash.

b. Once an exam room is ready, we will come to take your pet from you and into an exam room and call you to take a history and talk about any concerns.

c. Once the exam is over we call you with our recommended treatment plan, we can then arrange to take payment over the phone./p>

d. We will then bring your pet out to you in the hallway.

2. We are giving priority to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services please give us a call and we can decide if the appointment can be done at a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, & closed on Sundays

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 and you will be asked to pay over the phone. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, and we will place your order outside on the table or bring to you in the hallway.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic