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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming medication removes harmful parasites that could damage your pet’s internal organs.

Your pet is susceptible to worms when they're roaming outside or come in contact with other pets. Sometimes, it's possible for your pet to develop worms if you unintentionally bring fleas into your home or an infected mosquito enters. Our veterinary team offers deworming to treat potentially harmful worms, ensuring they won't cause your pet any adverse health concerns.

Does my pet need to be tested for worms if I don't see them?

Depending on the type of internal parasite, you potentially won't see them with your naked eye. Even if you don't see them while examining your pet's stool, this doesn't mean parasites aren't present. Routine testing is the only way to accurately detect internal worms. Once detected, deworming medications help remove parasites that can pose significant risks to your pet's health. To learn more about deworming, please contact us at 416-245-8805.

How do you diagnose worms?

Prior to your pet's annual exam, we'll ask you to bring a stool sample in a clean plastic bag. However, if you're unable to obtain one, our veterinarian will collect a sample during your appointment. We'll test your pet for worms by analyzing a fresh stool sample by using a microscope to detect any parasites. Based on this analysis, we're able to determine the type of worms your pet has. Some of the most common worms include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.

What does deworming entail?

As soon as we receive the results of your pet's diagnosis, we'll begin the treatment process. The earlier we detect and treat the worms, the better the prognosis. For intestinal parasites, we administer a broad-spectrum medication to kill the worms either via injection or orally. Generally, our veterinary team administers the first deworming treatment as early as two weeks after your pet is born. A few weeks later, we give your pet the second dose. Treatment is given this early since worms can pass from your pet's mother to her babies. If not treated early, these parasites rob your developing pup of the nutrients necessary for growth.

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