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.
A cat can become infected with many types of internal parasites, including roundworms, tapeworms, and lungworms. Tapeworm segments look like grains of white rice adhered to the hair around the anus of your cat. If your cat hunts regularly we will recommend routine worming with a product that controls tapeworms. Other internal parasites can only be identified by providing a fecal sample from your cat for analysis in our hospital laboratory.
If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?
Weight loss, unthrifty coat, changes in appetite, diarrhea, changes in breathing or coughing are all symptoms of possible internal parasite infection.
Are worms dangerous to humans?
There are certain parasites such as tapeworms and roundworms, hookworms that can cause illness when they infect humans.
What is the deworming schedule?
We recommend deworming every three months in cats that are at risk (outdoor, hunting, or around other cats that carry out these practices). Families with small children or immune compromised should use a monthly deworming schedule.
Are there any side effects from deworming medication?
Occasionally transient GI upset can occur, but most cats tolerate the medication with no problems.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, 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 us. 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 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 Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital