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.
Dogs and cats can get fleas and ticks infestation. These insects feed on your pet’s blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious tick-borne illnesses. Both fleas and ticks are more common during the warmer months, but they can survive in the warm indoor during cold winter seasons.
Flea infestation signs:
• Flea droppings (dark specks) in the fur
• Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur
• Excessive licking or scratching
• Scabs or hot spots on the skin
• Anemia, pale gum and mucous membranes
Tick infestation signs:
You can feel ticks when you pet your dog or cat, and you can see them. They most often attach near the head, neck, ears or paws. On cats, they’re usually found around the ears and eyes. Ticks can carry diseases. If you see a tick on your pet, try to remove it as soon as possible.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?
We recommend pet owners to take measures to reduce fleas and ticks in their yards and to use flea and tick prevention medications regularly during spring and summer.
What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?
Please call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members and discuss treatment options and pricing.
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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for your appointment of food/prescription pick up, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-489-9111. We will provide you with further instructions.
2. We are still scheduling all types of appointments but are prioritizing those for urgent or sick pets.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
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 Catrysse Veterinary Services