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.

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Cat Deworming

Most kittens are born with parasites and continue to be exposed to parasites as they grow. Many environmental factors can expose them to worms, such as fleas, rodents, feces from other cats, etc. Deworming does not prevent infection but instead purges the system of any worms currently infecting your cat. It is therefore important to deworm your cat regularly to ensure we are keeping your cat safe and parasite free. If you are concerned that your cat may have worms, please contact us, and we can discuss your deworming options.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?

Internal parasites include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms.

If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?

Often, internal parasitic infections don’t show any clinical signs. If there are many worms present, your cat may experience segments in the stool, weight loss, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Are worms dangerous to humans?

Some types of hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms can be transmitted to humans. People with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to infection. It includes children, seniors, and people who are on immunosuppressive medications.

What is the deworming schedule?

The schedule for deworming depends on the lifestyle of your cat, and the risk for people that are in contact with your cat. Deworming one a year is the recommended minimum. Some cats who are avid hunters should be dewormed at least 3-4 times a year.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?

Deworming medications should always be given with food as they can sometimes be hard on the stomach. You might also see segments of worms in the cat’s stool for a few days after the treatment has been given.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 Monday, March 30, 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 250.715.5143. 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: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 Prevost Veterinary Clinic