Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Some of the most common internal parasites we see in cats include tapeworm, roundworm, and a microscopic parasite called “coccidia”.
If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?
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 vet.
Are worms dangerous to 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. Very old, very young or immunocompromised individuals are at increased risk, but just washing your hands after handling the litter or the cat will decrease the risk.
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. They should be dewormed any time tapeworm segments are noticed in the cat’s stool or stuck to the hair around the anus.
Are there any side effects from deworming medication?
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)622-2355.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.622.2355. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Waterview Animal Hospital