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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming pets helps to protect them against the harmful effects of parasite infections. Treating worms isn’t only beneficial for your pet but also your entire family because some worms can be spread to humans. Untreated worms can wreak havoc on a pet's internal organs, sometimes causing irreversible damage. It’s important to be aware of the signs of worm infections so your pet can be treated as quickly as possible.

How do I know if my pet has a tummy ache or worms? How do I know the difference?

Intestinal worms usually create more prolonged symptoms, which can vary depending on the furry friend. Generally, a few warning signs you can look out for are:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness or sluggishness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pot-bellied look
  • Blood when they use the bathroom
  • Coughing

    What types of worms infect pets?

    Worms that can affect your pet are tapeworms, hookworms, whipworms, heartworms and roundworms, which are the most common. Many furry friends have roundworms from a young age, which is why it’s important to have them dewormed as early as possible. Puppies are often born with roundworms and kittens often get them while nursing. If left untreated, they can cause poor development or even death. The most severe roundworm infection is transmitted via racoons and can even impact human’s brain tissue, if infected. If you suspect your pet has a worm infection, please contact us at 604.544.7387.

    How can I protect my furry and non-furry family members?

    It’s important to ensure you’re cleaning up after your pet after they’ve used the bathroom, especially getting rid of their stool and cleaning their litter box properly. Also, remember to clean your hands thoroughly after handling your pet’s waste. One of the most important measures is ensuring your pet is under our veterinary team’s care so we can provide early and regular deworming.

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    The Do’s and Don'ts of Pet Summer Safety

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    Last updated: July 20, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

    Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

    1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital