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Cat Deworming

Worms? Yuck! Don’t worry – it happens to the best of pets. Our veterinarians can help you to get the correct dewormer for your cat and can discuss ways to help prevent reinfestation. Give the clinic a call for more information.

What are some internal cat parasites?

Common intestinal parasites found in cats and kittens are Roundworms and Tapeworms. Roundworms may be transmitted to kittens in utero or by contact with feces from another infected cat or dog. Tapeworms are transmitted through fleas or ingesting small rodents like mice.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?

Kittens infested with roundworms may have a pot bellied appearance. Or it is possible an infested animal will pass live worms in its feces. Roundworms resemble “spaghetti” while tapeworms may resemble grains of “rice”

Do worms affect humans?

Some types of worms can affect humans. Please contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic for more details.

What is the deworming schedule?

For kittens, our veterinarians recommend deworming every 2 weeks starting at 2 weeks of age and up until they are 4 months old. For adult cats, especially ones that go outdoors and/or hunt, it is recommended that they are dewormed every 3 months (4 times per year). Give Park Road Veterinary Clinic a call for more information.

Any deworming medication side effects?

The deworming medications available today have very minimal side effects. The most common side effect is GI upset – vomiting and/or diarrhea.

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What to Know About Raw Diets

Different diets seem to be all the rage today. All you have to do is google “different diets” and BAM! You are overwhelmed with different articles about the Atkins diet, vegan diets, paleo diets, weight watchers and so on. Our pets are no exception when it comes to this craze. Walk into a pet store and the choices of pet food is overwhelming! Not to mention things like homemade diets! Today I want to discuss one diet in particular that has gained traction in the dog community. The raw diet.

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