Deworming Services for Pets
Did you know pets need deworming all throughout their lives, not only during the puppy or kitten years? Consistent deworming is absolutely essential so your pet remains protected from harmful intestinal worms. If you have any further questions about deworming not addressed on this page, please feel free to call us at (902) 865-8110 and one of our team members will be happy to assist you with this and any other concerns you may have about your pet.
What does it mean if a pet is dewormed?
If your pet has been dewormed, this means they received medications that will prevent them from getting intestinal parasites like roundworms and tapeworms. These medications can be oral pills or ointments that come in various formulations so we can decide which will best suit your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.
How long does it take for deworming to work?
Deworming works a lot faster than you think! In fact, they can kill worms almost instantly. Some medications will literally break apart the worms, while other will simply kill them. In some cases, you may even see worms in your pet’s stool after treatment. Please do not be alarmed when this happens. It means the medication is working.
How do I know if my pet has worms?
We cannot stress the importance of regular check-ups. Some worm infestations can be diagnosed only through professional screenings here at the hospital because your pet may not even display any symptoms at all (e.g. pets with a small amount of worms, an infestation at its early stage). Be that as it may, signs you should watch out for are dragging of the rear, reduced appetite, softer stool, potbelly, diarrhea, weight loss and lethargy.