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Cat Deworming

As we live closer to our pets, parasite control in cats is an important part of their preventative medicine and ours as well.

What are some internal cat parasites?


Internal parasites can be worms – such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms or single-celled parasites, such as Toxoplasma and giardia.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?


The most common symptoms of worm infestation are having a bloated abdomen, flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

Do worm affect humans?


Yes, the worms can be transmitted to humans but they rarely stay in our intestinal tract, as we are not their normal host.

Cutaneous Larval Migrans (CLM): is caused by the migration of hookworm larva beneath the skin, leaving extremely itchy red lines, that may be accompanied by blisters.

Ocular Larval Migrans (OLM): is caused by the migration of the roundworm larva, which invades the eye.

Visceral Larval Migrans (VLM): is caused by the migration of the roundworm larva through the abdomen around the organs, also called toxocariasis.

Cysticercus/Cysticercoid: The larval stage of a cestode that consists of a single scolex (head) encased in a fluid-filled cyst.

What is the deworming schedule?


When kittens start coming to a veterinarian at around 8-weeks-old, we deworm them every 2 weeks, until they are around 14-weeks-old. Then, if we find intestinal parasite after or when they are adults, we deworm them and repeat the deworming in 2 weeks, until they are negative for worms.

Any deworming medication side effects?


The most common side effects are vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.

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Community Parks and Dogs

End of school is here!  As a mum of two young boys, we live in our little park. Dogs pass through with their owners enjoying an evening walk, the kids are playing grounders and building sand castles, and the parents are unwinding from a hectic day at work and after-school activities.

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

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.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.