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Cat Deworming

Cat Deworming

Although it is an unappealing topic to discuss, worms are nevertheless necessary to address. Straightforward and regular treatment with dewormers will rid your cat of these internal parasites and the health problems they cause.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?


The most common intestinal parasites in cats are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, giardia and whipworms, to name a few.

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


Cats who have an intestinal parasite will often have diarrhea or loose stools that may or may not contain blood or mucus.

Are worms dangerous to humans?


Some intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans through ingestion of the eggs. Basic hygiene will help prevent transmission (i.e. washing hands after handling feces).

What is the deworming schedule?


A deworming schedule depends heavily on your cat’s lifestyle. A discussion with one of our veterinarians will help choose the right plan and medication for your cat.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


There are few common side effects associated with deworming. If you feel that your cat is experiencing a side effect, please contact us for further assistance.

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Last updated: August 23, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We have made some important updates to our operating policies effective August 22, 2022.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Please keep in mind there is a very large demand for Veterinary care and an industry shortage, there may be an extended wait for an appointment time. We are trying to accommodate as much as possible daily.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our 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 Spryfield Animal Hospital