March 2017 Newsletter

It’s getting to be that time of year when we get to hear those dreaded words on the phone – I found fleas on my pet, help! Flea infestations can actually happen all year round. This is likely because the pets picked up a few fleas several weeks ago and the perky parasites are just making themselves noticeable. Let’s cover a few strategies for dealing with fleas. 
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I have 2 wonderful cats at home, but it seems as though they get very bored during the day while I’m away at work. Can you recommend some toys that they could play with by themselves?

This is a great question and actually something I do discuss with owners in the exam room on a regular basis. Play time is an important aspect of a cat’s well being, much like good nutrition and regular health check-ups. Play time can reduce boredom, provide exercise and reduce unwanted bad behaviors. I will discuss what to look for and how you might utilize toys you may already have.

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