Protect your pet from deadly parasites by deworming them regularly.

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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