Protecting your cat from parasites is an important part of maintaining and improving your pet’s health. If your cat loves the great outdoors, regular testing and prevention treatments can help keep your cat from getting worms. To schedule an appointment to have your cat dewormed or to learn more about the process, call us at 604-986-2287.
How do I know if my cat needs to be dewormed?
In some cases, your cat may show no symptoms at all. But, if you notice any changes, please reach out to our team. We will diagnose and treat any symptoms your pet may be experiencing. Some symptoms that indicate your cat could have worms include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, a bloated stomach or blood in their stool.
Why is deworming my cat important?
Worms are not only gross, they can also negatively impact the health of your cat. Kittens can be exposed to worms through nursing. Both indoor and outdoor cats of all ages can contract worms. By deworming your cat, you can keep them safe and prevent them from transmitting the parasites to other pets and humans. Routine examinations with our veterinarians can help create a preventative treatment plan for your feline friend tailored to their needs and lifestyle.
Are worms painful for cats?
If left untreated, worms can potentially cause pain and life-threatening complications. Common parasites found in cats include tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms. If larvae travel to other parts of the body such as the liver, stomach, eye, or lungs this could cause symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, and inflammation, which can cause discomfort for your pet.