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Deworming Services for Cats

Whether your cat lives an adventurous life outdoors, or spends all their time lounging on your plush sofa, they need regular deworming. Cats can be exposed to these harmful parasites all year round even if they live 100% indoors. Call us at 250.475.2287 to find out which deworming option is best for you and your cat’s lifestyle.

Is there a difference with deworming kittens and cats?

The major difference is the timing or deworming schedule. Kittens usually need repeated deworming done at 2, 4, 6 and 8-weeks-old. After that, or once they are 1-year-old and above, they would need to be dewormed once every 3 or 4 months (or once every season) all throughout their life.

Is it normal to see worms in my cat’s poop after they are dewormed?

Yes. Don’t be alarmed, this means the medication is working! It all depends on the type of medication. Some medications will disintegrate the worms inside your pet’s body, while others will paralyze them – this is why you may see the worms in your pet’s stool. Just remember to dispose of it completely and wash your hands and surrounding surfaces thoroughly after handling.

How should I care for my cat after they are dewormed?

After-care may vary depending on the type of medication used. For example, some medications are topically applied on the skin. It is best to keep your cat dry and unbathed for at least 3 days after treatment. There are also mild side effects to watch out for such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These minor symptoms usually subside within a day or so. Please don’t think twice to call us if you are worried about your cat after they have been dewormed.

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers 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".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    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 Pacific Cat Clinic