Deworming cats on a regular basis improves their health and prevents parasites from spreading.

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.

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