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Cat Deworming

Cat Deworming

Deworming is an integral part of overall health care for your cat.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?


Cats can be infected with intestinal parasites such as tapeworm, hookworm, roundworm or whipworm, fleas, ear mites, or protozoa such as Tritrichomonas or Giardia.

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


Your cat may experience diarrhea, scooting, or bloody stool.

Are worms dangerous to humans?


Yes, many types of worms are zoonotic and can cause severe problems for humans. Roundworms can cause visceral or ocular migrans, and hookworms can cause cutaneous migrans.

What is the deworming schedule?


Deworming is recommended every 30 days if your cat is a hunter or outdoors. Indoor cats as recommend by your veterinarian.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


As with any medication for pets or humans, vomiting and/or diarrhea may occur.

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Last updated: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.

1. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

2. 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.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021): 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021): Closed
Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 2021): Closed
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2021): 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022): Closed

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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows