Deworming Services for Pets

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.

Last updated: Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Clients,
As of Monday June 20th 2022 this clinic will be removing our mask requirement for both staff and clients. We are moving to the “your choice” model. Our team understands that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, and want to respect both our staff and clients' right to choose. That being said, we are still maintaining the below protocols:

  • Maximum 5 clients in the reception area at a time.
  • 1 client is permitted in the exam room with their pets for doctor appointments.
  • Curbside is still an option for all clients. Please advise our reception team.
  • You may also come directly into the reception area with your pets for all appointments now without calling in first. Please ensure you are mindful of our capacity limit of 5.

    Please note our hours of operation:
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed for lunches 1pm - 2pm
    We are closed all weekends and holidays.

    As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to serving you and your furry family members!

    Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic