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Cat Deworming

Routine yearly stool testing is important to detect parasites. Deworming is a major part of maintaining your cat’s health.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?

Cats can become infested with many different internal parasites such as whipworms, roundworms, hookworms, coccidia, tapeworm and many more.

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

Diarrhea, loose stool, tapeworm segments on your cat’s hind end or tail are all symptoms to look for if a cat has worms. In addition, you should watch for weight loss or a large belly but not weight gain anywhere else on the body.

Are worms dangerous to humans?

Some parasites are labelled as zoonotic. Zoonotic means humans are able to become infected with these parasites as well.

What is the deworming schedule?

It is recommended your cat is dewormed every 5 months.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?

Direct side effects from deworming could be an allergic reaction. However, if your cat does have a parasite and a de-wormer is given, it may cause diarrhea while the body gets rid of the parasite.

Last updated: December 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, we want to continue to keep our staff as well as our clients safe and healthy. As such, we have updated our protocols effective immediately.

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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (for food sales only): 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Appointments are seen Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. Food sales are serviced weekly between 8am-9am and 5pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital