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Cat Deworming

We recommend deworming your cats on a regular basis, starting as a kitten and continuing throughout their lives.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?


Some of the common parasites found in cats are worms (e.g. roundworm, hookworm, tapeworms).

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


Vomiting worms and worms in the fecal matter and bedding. Most worms are small and white in colour. Tapeworm may look like grains of rice present in the bedding and around the base of the tail. Roundworms look more like strings of spaghetti that can be vomited or found in their feces. Some worms are difficult to see but cause diarrhea.

Are worms dangerous to humans?


Some worms are zoonotic and can be transmitted to humans. Small children and immune-compromised people are especially at risk.

What is the deworming schedule?


As a kitten, we recommend deworming every two weeks for approximately three months, otherwise, it depends on whether or not you have a flea infestation or are exposed to parasites. Cats who hunt are especially at risk for infestation.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


Today’s veterinary prescription deworming medications undergo rigorous testing to ensure the efficacy and safety of our cats. Please contact us to discuss any concerns you may have with your cat’s prescription dewormer.

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Last updated: July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing a limited number of clients in our clinic, however, we still encourage clients to stay in their cars where possible for annual exams, vaccines, wellness exams etc. 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, 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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Sunrise Animal Hospital