Deworming Services for Pets

Flushing out internal worms from your pet's body to keep them healthy.

Cats and dogs are exposed to worms from contaminated soil, other animals and by eating worm eggs. Even if they stay indoors your cat/dog can still have worms. To give your feline/canine companion a healthy life they must be protected from these parasites. By deworming your loyal companion, all the worms they may have will be completely flushed out and if they don't have worms, it benefits their immune system.

When should deworming start for cats and dogs?

Even in utero, kittens and puppies can get worms from their mother. This is why deworming should start at an early age. We recommend that deworming starts when they are 2 weeks to 1 month old. Every two weeks they should be dewormed until they are 3 months old. As an adult your cat or dog should be dewormed at least twice each year. To get your feline or canine pal started on a deworming treatment, call us at 705-325-4224.

How are worms detected in cats and dogs?

A fecal exam is one of the most used methods to detect worms. Our team will use a microscope to examine the sample for any worm eggs. Specific worms such as heartworms and tapeworms require a different method. To diagnose heartworms, the patient's blood is tested for heartworm proteins and tapeworms can be identified with the naked eye usually in their stool.

Why is deworming important?

Deworming is essential to safeguard your loyal companion's health. Deworming cats and dogs is also beneficial to their owners. Some worms can be transmitted to humans from cats and dogs; zoonotic worms such as roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms can be passed on to humans. When cats and dogs have worms, important organs can get damaged and without treatment, it can lead to death. If your cat or dog is not dewormed, they can experience the following symptoms:

  1. Sudden weight loss
  2. Fatigue
  3. Swollen abdomen
  4. Dry persistent cough
  5. Vomiting
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Blood in their stool
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