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.

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: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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

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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 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 Queensway Veterinary Hospital