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Toxicity in Cats

Due to the unseasonably warm weather this fall, fleas have been out in abundance. We all know what a nuisance fleas can be and there are many products out there that can safely provide protection for your fur babies. Please contact your veterinarian for the appropriate treatment.

Many shampoos, sprays, and spot-on treatments available in pet stores contain permethrins. Unfortunately, cats are not able to metabolize them the same way as dogs, resulting in a toxic reaction that can be fatal.  Toxicity usually occurs if cats have been accidentally treated with the dog spot-on, or if a cat is in close contact with a recently treated dog.

Clinical signs can develop anywhere between a few hours to 24 hours after exposure and include tremors, vomiting, salivating, seizures and even death. If you notice any of these signs, please take your pet to the veterinarian immediately.


Video courtesy of Highbury North Pet Hospital

Written by Fairmont Animal Hospital 

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Last updated: March 16, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to announce that we will be allowing clients inside our exam rooms again! 1 person per pet will be allowed into the building. Masks must be worn for the duration of the appointment, even after March 21, 2022.

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. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Fairmont Animal Hospital