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

Cat Deworming

We recommend deworming to protect your cat from internal parasites as well as the members of your household.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?


The most common types of parasites are roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms.


What symptoms should I look for if my cat has worms?


Things to watch for are intermittent diarrhea, itching, and weight loss. There also could be no symptoms, so regular checkups are highly recommended.


Are worms dangerous to humans?


Yes, internal parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can be passed from your pets to humans. Washing your hands after handling your cat is always recommended.


What is the deworming schedule?


We recommend deworming your adult cat every three months. For kittens, your doctor will discuss a deworming program with you at your kitten exam.


Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


Rarely, most dewormers are very safe. The most common side effect would be vomiting, but again, that is very rare.

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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 Wednesday, March 18, 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 250-923-4292. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

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. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Our grooming department is closed until further notice.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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. 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, debit cards, and e-transfer payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Campbell River Veterinary Hospital