We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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 two weeks starting at two weeks of age and up until they are four-months-old. For adult cats, especially ones that go outdoors and/or hunt, it is recommended that they are dewormed every three months (four 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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 519-759-3031. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sunday: Closed.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic