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Deworming Services for Pets

Regular deworming can protect your pet from deadly parasites. Contact us for details.

All worms aren’t the same, especially the ones that can infect your pet. Parasitic worms can live inside your pet and destroy their organs, depleting them of the energy and nutrients they need. It is quite easy for your pet to encounter worms daily. For this reason, they must be dewormed regularly. Be sure to contact your veterinarian to discuss your pet’s deworming options. Give us a call at 416-966-1830.

What are common worms in pets?

Your pet can become infected with the following:

  1. Tapeworms
  2. Heartworms
  3. Whipworms
  4. Hookworms
  5. Roundworms

What are signs that my pet has worms?

Your pet may not show any signs of an infestation in the early stages. As the worms begin to multiply and wreak havoc on their body, you may notice the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Dehydration
  • Blood in their stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting

How are worms detected in pets?

As there are different types of worms, we use different methods to detect them. If your pet has heartworms, we collect a blood sample to check for heartworm proteins. We may also refer your pet for additional diagnostics like X-rays and ultrasounds to assess how the worm has affected their organs. For other worms - except tapeworms - we collect a stool sample and examine it under a microscope so our veterinarian can identify worm eggs in the stool. Tapeworms, on the other hand, can be identified with the naked eye.

When should I start deworming my pet?

We recommend that kittens and puppies be dewormed from 2 weeks to 1-month-old until they are 3-months-old. Younger pets need deworming more often because worms can easily be passed to them from their mothers. Adult pets should be dewormed approximately every 3 months.

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