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.

Cat Flea

Cat Flea and Tick Control

We love our pets, but we don’t love the little critters that might be sharing them. Not only are they unappealing but they can also cause health problems for our pets and their people. This is why it is so important to keep our pets free from fleas and ticks by using preventative products.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


Itchy and scratchy? Fleas are often, but not always the culprit if your cat is scratching during the warmer months of the year. Fleas move fast, and they may be hard to find but you can often see the digested blood specs in their fur. Ticks are becoming a much more common problem in Ontario and we are seeing pets regularly with ticks. If you are unsure, book your cat for a skin examination with the veterinarian. Some cats develop allergic reactions to fleas making treatment and relief more complex.

How can I prevent flea and tick infestations on my cat?


Prevention is definitely simpler than treating an infestation. We carry several products specifically designed for cats and we will be happy to make a recommendation based on your cats’ lifestyle. A topical application of a preventive product on your cats skin can be a simple effective way of preventing a problem. If you are already experiencing an infestation, please call us for advice.

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Your Pet Gazette - Spring Issue

Tick Prevention Recommended Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food.  Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans.  As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, 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 still OPEN with the following hours:
MONDAY: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 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 Annex Animal Hospital