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Cat Deworming

Cats can get intestinal parasites (worms), as well as many other types of bugs, in many different ways. Most commonly we see infections and infestations in kittens and cats being passed from mother to offspring, from going to the bathroom outdoors, from eating prey species like mice and birds, or from getting bitten by other bugs like ticks and mosquitoes.

What are some internal cat parasites?

Some examples of intestinal parasites (worms) in cats are roundworms, tapeworms, pinworms, hookworms, giardia, and many others.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?

Since most intestinal parasites in cats are symbiotic, they produce no symptoms. Cats appear healthy and happy, but they have parasites growing inside of them stealing their nutrition. Depending on the type of worm, you can see a small piece of worm attached to the fur. Common symptoms of worms are diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and matted fur/unhealthy looking skin.

Do worm affect humans?

Some cat worms can infect people (zoonotic).

What does a deworming schedule look like?

Cats should be dewormed once every 2 weeks from the ages of 6 weeks to 4 months, then a monthly prevention can protect them from acquiring the majority of parasites in our area. If you are travelling with your pet, please let us know as different areas in the world have different parasites! We need to keep your pet healthy and safe while you are on vacation!

Are there any deworming medication side effects?

Side effects for medicated (prescription) deworming are almost non-existent. Occasionally, a pet can experience upset stomachs (decreased appetite or vomiting) or diarrhea for a short time.

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Last updated: July 7, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital