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cat-deworming

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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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 hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. 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.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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 Moncton Animal Hospital