Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-759-3031. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards 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".
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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic