Deworming Services for Pets
Whether you have owned pets all your life, or are a first-time pet parent, you have probably heard the term “deworming” at least once. As a responsible owner, deworming is a preventative treatment that you need to guarantee for your pet. It protects them against worms and other parasites that can cause irreparable damage to their digestive system and physical growth. To learn more about deworming and to see if your pet is due for a fresh round of treatment, please call us at 613.543.2812.
If my pet has worms, what symptoms should I look for?
Fortunately, the signs of worms are similar in cats and dogs. The most common symptoms are: difficulty breathing, vomiting, constipation, bloated belly, constant coughing, bloody stool, and visible worms or worm parts in their stool. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please contact our team ASAP so that your pet can be treated immediately.
Are worms dangerous to humans?
Yes, they are. Roundworms, whipworms and other types of parasites can be unwittingly given to you by your furry family member. They can thrive in human intestines for quite some time and trigger a host of health problems. Anemia, fatigue, weight loss and abdominal pain are just some of the issues that you can experience if you get worms from your pet.
How often should I deworm my pet?
Frequency truly depends on a case-by-case basis. But generally, kittens and puppies should be dewormed every 2 weeks until they are 3-months-old. Then, they are usually dewormed when they reach 4 months, 6 months and then when they are 12-months-old. Once adults, dogs and cats should be dewormed about 2 times per year. This may be more or less depending on your pet’s unique lifestyle. For example, indoor cats typically need less deworming than hunting dogs.