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Cat Deworming

Intestinal parasites are one of the most common infections in cats. Our pets have a high potential for infection due to the many varied ways they can contract intestinal parasites.

For example, roundworm larvae can pass through the placenta to infect puppies and kittens in the uterus even before they are born; microscopic worm eggs can pass to unsuspecting pets when they sniff the ground or each other’s fur; tapeworms can pass when pets chew at their fur when it’s itchy.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?

Common parasites found in cats are roundworms, tapeworm, hookworm, giardia and coccidia.

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

Symptoms of internal parasitic infections include weight loss, weak growth, diarrhea, vomiting, not eating and lethargy. However, your cat may not display any of these symptoms of parasitic diseases, that is why we recommend yearly parasite prevention to help protect your pet.

  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Dry skin and fur
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting (possibly with worms present)
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of energy

Are worms dangerous to humans?

Yes, parasitic infections in cats can be infectious to humans. Zoonotic diseases can occur most commonly by fecal-oral transmission.

What is the deworming schedule?

A deworming schedule is the time deworming medication is given to a pet. For example, Milbemax deworming medication is given one tablet by mouth every two weeks for six doses.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?

There is always a chance of a side effect of medications. Talk to your veterinarian if your pet had any history of reactions to drugs.

If you think your pet may have a parasite, or you would like to schedule a check‐up, book now.

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2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 6, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that we are deemed an essential service and operating under Covid-19 Policy.

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 STORE AND HOME DELIVERY

Use our online store and have your food and pet essentials delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

Our hours have temporarily changed. From May 6 to May 7, we are open from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm. Regular hours will resume on May 8, 2021. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and continued support.

For any after-hour emergencies, please contact:
North Town Veterinary Hospital
496 Main St. N, Brampton, ON, L6V 1P9
Tel: 905.451.2000
www.northtownvethospital.com

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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital