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Cat Deworming

Cats, especially those that venture outside, can easily contract a number of intestinal parasites. Parasites such as tapeworms and hookworms can eventually cause health concerns for your pet, as well as yourself.

What are some internal cat parasites?

Common intestinal parasites that we see in cats are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, as well as coccidia and giardia.

Worm infestation symptoms in cats?

You may notice your cat losing weight, vomiting, and sometimes suffering from lethargy, due to an overburden of parasites in their bodies. You may also notice the worms themselves present in your cat’s stool (especially tapeworm segments). A sign that your cat may have parasites is increased grooming of their hindquarters, as well as scooting.

Do worms affect humans?

Yes, there are a number of parasites that you can actually contract from your cat. Keeping your cat dewormed is the best means of avoiding the spread of these parasites to human hosts. These type of parasites are called zoonotic since they can live animal to human; such parasites are roundworms, hookworms, and giardia (not pinworm).

What should be deworming schedule?

A regular schedule for deworming your cat is best determined by your veterinarian, during your cat’s annual examination.

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What lies beneath... the Benefits of Dental Radiographs

There are many signs of dental disease such as tartar, gingivitis, bleeding, not eating. Sometimes your veterinarian can see a tooth that’s loose or that the enamel is damaged. The tricky part is that teeth are like little icebergs and much of the tooth is below the gum line.

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital