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.
Intestinal parasites are a common occurrence in cats depending on their lifestyle. These parasites are transmissible to other animals and humans. Cats that frequent outside and especially the hunters should be dewormed regularly. A discussion on your cat’s lifestyle should be had while at your next visit so we can tailor a deworming schedule that is appropriate for your cat.
Parasites found in cats include roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and hookworms.
If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?
Many signs can indicate parasites in your cat. These include weight loss, diarrhea, blood in the stool and a bloated abdomen. These symptoms are also common for other problems that can occur which is why it is always best to discuss this with your Veterinarian.
Are worms dangerous to humans?
Yes, roundworms can be transmitted to humans as their eggs are microscopic and can be accidently ingested.
Are there any side effects from deworming medication?
There are very few side effects to the deworming medications. Occasionally, diarrhea can occur after medicating, and when using topical treatments, there has been hair loss on the rare occasion where applied.
McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight 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.
If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911
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 come up to the door with your pet. We will be out to help you as soon as possible.
Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.
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.
Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.