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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.

Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Morrisburg Animal Hospital