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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: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that 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!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. 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 so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic