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Cat Deworming

Cats can acquire worms from hunting and from parasites such as fleas. They are a nuisance that can also affect their owner’s health.

What are some internal cat parasites?


The most common internal parasites are roundworms and tapeworms.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?


Often, no symptoms at all, but you can see diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to gain weight. Kittens may have a big “potbelly”.

Do worm affect humans?


Yes, people can acquire roundworms primarily. This is more of a concern in children who tend not have as good hygiene practices as adults.

What is the deworming schedule?


Kittens should be dewormed at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks (usually by the breeder) and then at 12 and 16 weeks. Again at 6 months, then as an adult. Once a year is recommended for a strictly adult cat, but for an outdoor cat that hunts monthly during the summer may be best.

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Last updated: October 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 some 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

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, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

 

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 Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital