Deworming Services for Pets
In order to live healthy lives, your pets should be dewormed regularly. Worms and parasites can live inside your pets and lead to serious issues. Deworming not only protects them, but the rest of your family from harm. Some worms and parasites can be passed on to other pets and to humans. Pets in our region can suffer from hookworm, tapeworm, roundworm, whipworm and heartworm.
How can I tell if my pet has worms?
Pets with worms often have or experience dull coat, vomiting, weight loss, bloody stool (red or purple), dehydration, lethargy, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you notice any of these signs call us to examine your pet at 204.452.9010.
What happens when my pet is diagnosed with worms?
To diagnose worms in pets, veterinarians look for worm eggs. A sample of your pet’s stool is examined under a microscope. Tapeworms don’t usually require viewing with a microscope as they can be seen with the naked eye. Our team will also draw blood from your pet to complete heartworm testing. We recommend regular testing for heartworms, as the signs are rarely noticeable until the disease has advanced. Based on our findings we provide the appropriate treatment.
What treatments are available for my pet if they have worms?
Based on the types of worms your pet has along with their health condition our veterinarians can recommend various forms of treatment. Deworming treatments can be given through injections, liquids, tablets or topical creams.
My pet’s mother was dewormed, do I still need to deworm my kitten or puppy?
Yes! It is very important for puppies and kittens to be dewormed as they are more susceptible to getting them. Our hospital has developed a deworming routine for pets of all ages. We recommend that kittens and puppies be dewormed at two, four, six and eight weeks old and at 12 and 16 weeks old. They should also be dewormed at six months and one year old. Adult cats and dogs should be dewormed twice every year.