Deworming Services for Pets

Medical treatments to prevent and flush out worms that can infest your pet and harm your family.

Worms are a big problem for your dog or cat. Though they are most often seen in the stool, they can affect your pet's lungs, heart, blood vessels, and bladder. It is also very easy for cats and dogs to have worms. They can get it from their mothers, eating other parasites, and from eating infected animals. Deworming allows us to remove the parasites before your pet even begins to show signs that they are infected.

How often should cats and dogs be dewormed?

Deworming is an ongoing process to keep your pet safe. As a puppy or kitten, they should be dewormed regularly, every 2 weeks until they are 3-months-old. When they become an adult, they should be dewormed every 3 months to prevent an infection. Based on your pet's age, health and lifestyle, your veterinarian may recommend a different deworming schedule for them.

Can I get worms from my pet?

Yes, zoonotic worms can be transmitted from pets to humans. Humans can get roundworms, tapeworms, as well as hookworms from cats and dogs. People with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of catching these worms, so it's best to practice good hygiene when handling pets.

How are worms detected?

It is better to have routine testing than to wait for symptoms to show up. In many cases, cats and dogs are asymptomatic for months before they show signs of an infection. There are different ways to detect worms in pets. Fecal examination is one of the most used processes. A sample of the patient's stool is examined under a microscope to detect hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Our team will use a blood test to detect heartworms, and for tapeworms, we can identify them with the naked eye.

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