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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming helps us ensure your pet is free of any internal parasites that might cause them harm. Parasites can make a home out of your pet and cause damage to vital organs and systems. Your pet should be dewormed regularly, based on their age and other risk factors. If your pet isn’t on a deworming schedule, please contact us to book an appointment at 905.682.7857.

What is deworming?

Your furry friend has parasites living in them from a young age and throughout their adulthood. It’s important to have them removed to prevent any long term health issues caused by these pesky critters. These internal parasites don’t only pose a risk to your pet’s health but yours as well. Especially if you have children, elderly, pregnant or immuno-compromised people living at home, it’s important to have your pet dewormed regularly so they aren’t passed on to any non-furry family members.

How does it work?

Pets are dewormed at different times, depending on their age and how susceptible they are to parasite infections. Typically, we might recommend your adult pet get dewormed every 1 to 6 months. For puppies and kittens, they’re dewormed much more frequently since their mothers pass on worms to them through nursing. Based on factors like your pet’s overall health and age, we’ll prescribe a deworming medication that best suits their needs. This could be in the form of an injection, topical cream or oral medication.

Are there any side effects for deworming?

It’s normal for your pet to experience side effects a few days after taking the medication. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if they persist. Side effects your pet might experience include:

  • Stool filled with worms for a few days after
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite

  • Last updated: May 1, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital