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Cat Deworming

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 types of parasites found in cats?


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.

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Last updated: January 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

As a result of New Brunswick's plan to enter Level 2 of COVID-19 restrictions, we will proceed with the following protocol, effective immediately, until restrictions have been lifted.

We will be moving back to a curbside “Closed Waiting Room” policy, which means no clients will be permitted in the building, with exceptions. However, we will continue to offer FULL veterinary services.

If you have been contacted by Public Health or are showing symptoms of the virus, we ask that you call us to reschedule your appointment.

Procedure for surgeries and general appointments:

1. Call us at 622-2355 when you arrive in the parking lot. We will proceed in checking you in remotely.

2. When the Dr is ready to see your pet we will call your cell phone or wave at your vehicle and have you bring your pet to the main door. Please wear a mask when approaching the hospital to pass your pet to us.

3. A veterinarian will perform an examination or requested procedure inside the hospital while you wait in your vehicle, or a drop off appointment can be arranged.

4. Once the care of your animal is complete, the veterinarian will call you with their findings and devise a treatment plan.

5. Payment will be taken over the phone or in the parking lot via a portable debit machine. We are trying to limit cash use to a minimum.

6. Food and medications pick up will be curbside and payment can be accepted via e-transfer or credit card over the phone.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital