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Cat Deworming

Cats, especially those who spend time outdoors, can often end up with intestinal worms. Deworming is very easy and relatively cheap and will rid your cat of all of its worm problems fairly quickly.

What are some internal cat parasites?

Some of the most common internal parasites we see in cats include tapeworm, roundworm, and a microscopic parasite called coccidia.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?

The most common signs that your cat has worms is diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and a big bloated belly. However, these can also be symptoms of hundreds of various medical problems. So if you see your cat showing these signs, you should consider getting them checked by a veterinarian.

Do worm affect humans?

While humans can get worms as well, there are not many species that affect both cats and humans and it is highly unlikely that you will get worms from your cat.

What is the deworming schedule?

The general rule for cats is to deworm twice a year. If your cat never goes outside, deworming once a year should be sufficient. If your cat goes outdoors and is a big hunter, deworming three or more times a year may be needed.

Any deworming medication side effects?

Side effects from dewormer are rare, but could include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or increased salivation. These are usually seen within 24 hours of taking the medication, but as previously stated, they are not very common! If you suspect your cat is experiencing these side effects, please call us at 506-388-8880.

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Last updated: June 26, 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 to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 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 VetCare Pet Hospital