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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.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

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

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital