Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming your pet is one of the first forms of preventive treatment they should receive. Worms are dangerous parasites that can cause long term effects. We recommend puppies and kittens start deworming treatments when they are between 2 weeks to 1-month-old. Deworming should continue until they are 3-months-old. When your pet has matured our team will recommend deworming approximately every 3 months throughout their life. This may increase if your pet is an outdoor cat or dog. To speak with one of our veterinarians about deworming your pet, call us to book an appointment.

What worms may affect my pet?

Common worms that may affect your furry pal include roundworm, tapeworm, whipworm, heartworm and hookworm.

What are signs of worms in my pet?

The best way to confirm if your pet has worms is to have our team perform diagnostic testing to confirm an infection. Some signs that may indicate the presence of worms in your pet include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Blood in stool
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive coughing
  • Diarrhea

    To prevent any long-lasting damage we encourage our clients to have their furry friends come in for a visit if they suspect their pet has worms.

    How are worms diagnosed in pets?

    Worms that affect the outer body can be detected through physical examination. Intestinal worms are diagnosed through microscopic examinations. We collect a sample of your pet’s stool and use a microscope to look for worm eggs. For heartworms we run blood tests and chest X-rays to diagnose an infestation. Tapeworms can be identified with the naked eye in your pet’s stool sample.

    Does my indoor pet need to be dewormed?

    Yes, indoor pets need to be dewormed. The threat of a worm infection is still possible from other animals they come in contact with inside the home. Indoor pets don’t need as many deworming treatments or preventatives as their exposure risk is less, though still present.

    How are worms treated in pets?

    Worms may be treated through oral medication or an injection that treats a variety of parasites at the same time. The best way to ensure your pet remains worm-free is through prevention. Our team can create a prevention plan tailored specifically for your pet.

  • Last updated: March 2, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly over both the nose and mouth.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS
    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    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 Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital