Intestinal parasites such as hookworms and roundworms can be a troublesome concern, especially for very young animals. Most kittens are born with worms and cats remain susceptible to the harmful parasites throughout their lives. Worms live inside your cat, making the symptoms difficult to pinpoint, and are therefore detected through a fecal analysis. Internal parasites can not only harm your cat, but many can also be transferred to children and adults, making them sick as well.
Our hospital performs a fecal analysis on all new puppies and kittens. If your cat does have a parasite problem, our veterinarians can provide you with different medications and treatments to remedy the problem and steer your cat back to good health. Preventive care and prescription heartworm medication are key, because of the damages presented by intestinal parasites to both cats and people. Our primary focus is to provide your cat with the safest and most effective ongoing preventive care.