Cat Deworming

No one wants to think about their cats having parasites, but it happens. Thankfully there are simple solutions. In some cases, it can be as easy as giving them a topical product.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?

Kittens are more likely to have roundworms. Adult cats – especially hunters – are more likely to have tapeworms. Also, cats are now at risk for heartworm.

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

Some cats may have diarrhea, bloating, or you may see worms in their stool. It is also possible for your cat to have worms and not show any signs. The best course of action is to make sure to deworm your cat regularly. Even indoor cats are at risk of having worms.

Are worms dangerous to humans?

With proper hygiene practices, most people have little to worry about. One of the best ways you can protect yourself is to thoroughly wash your hands after cleaning up after your cat (ie. after cleaning their litter box).

What is the deworming schedule?

Deworming will depend on your cat’s lifestyle. If you have a hunter, more frequent deworming would be recommended. Even indoor cats can be at risk, and the housefly can pass along parasites and should be dewormed. Our team can help with your cat’s deworming protocol.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?

Although rare, some cats may experience vomiting or diarrhea after taking deworming medication. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with our staff.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital