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.
Regular deworming can be a vital part of your cat’s health. Depending on the type of worm, they each come with their own health risks to your cat. We recommend discussing the best deworming schedule with your veterinarian at your appointment.
Some of the common intestinal parasites include roundworm, hookworm, and tapeworm. Outdoor cats are most prone to these, as they can be contracted through hunting and eating infected feces. Indoor only cats are still at risk, as these parasites can be brought into the home and your cat can contract them from grooming themselves.
If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?
You may or may not notice worms in your cat’s stools. One common worm will look like spaghetti noodles, whereas another will look like rice segments around your cat’s rectum. Most cats may not show any symptoms, which is why we recommend testing their stools on a yearly basis, in combination with a dewormer during the warmer months when they are most at risk.
Are worms dangerous to humans?
Some common worms can be transmitted to humans. They are often referred to as “zoonotic”. It is imperative that you wash your hands after cleaning your cat’s litter box. Children and those that are immunocompromised are most at risk.
What is the deworming schedule?
The deworming schedule will be different for every cat depending on their lifestyle. At your cat’s annual physical examination, this schedule can be determined with the veterinarian.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please call us from your cell phone or ring our doorbell so that we know that you've arrived for your appointment. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital