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: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic