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Cat Deworming

Cat Deworming

Cats with outdoor access are most likely to get worms and a pregnant cat can pass worms to her kittens. Worms can be contracted from fleas, mosquitoes, soil, rodents or other prey, and the feces or vomit of other animals. Common types of worms that may turn your healthy feline into a miserable ball of fur include hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and heartworms.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?


Tapeworms, whipworms, hookworms, pinworms, mange and fleas.

If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?


Weight loss, vomiting, anemia, diarrhea, scooting their hind end.

Are worms dangerous to humans?


Yes, several types of worms can cause problems in humans, including threadworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms and hookworms.

What is the deworming schedule?


For kittens, 8, 12 and 16 weeks. For outside cats, once a month and inside cats should be once every 3 months.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


Yes, but they are very rare. Please talk to your veterinarian about any side effects your cat may experience as a result of deworming medication.

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Last updated: December 10, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. 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. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital