They may be small and unassuming, but worms have a way of slithering into the lives of loving pet owners everywhere. Did you about 30% of dogs and 25% of cats have at least one worm in their system? That is one too many worms, in our opinion. These intestinal parasites can cause severe weight loss, diarrhea, anemia, heart failure, organ damage and even death. Plus, they can be passed on to other animals and people in your home! Fortunately, all it takes is preventative deworming treatments to protect your pet from these pesky creatures. Reach out to us at 905.885.8151 to explore the meds/treatments that will work best for your preferences.
How do pets get worms?
All it takes is a second of seemingly harmless curiosity. Your pet might sniff at, poke, or lick a surface (e.g. soil), animal or stool with worms or worm eggs. Puppies can also inherit worms from their mothers. While fleas can pass on tapeworms to your pet after biting them. One egg or worm is all it takes for the infestation to take hold. Once inside your pet, worms can multiply over and over again.
What should I do if my pet has worms?
If you suspect your pet has worms please call us immediately to prevent further harm to them and those around you. Once you see symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, swollen belly or see worms in your pet’s stool this usually means the infestation has progressed into it’s severe stage. This is because there are hardly any symptoms during the early phases, or if your pet has only a small amount of worms.
What are the different options for deworming a pet?
After a consultation with our team, you can choose from a wide variety of treatments such as liquid meds, chewable tablets, topical creams and more. Depending on what you choose, these formulations require different dosing schedules and frequencies.