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Removing worms and other parasites limits the risk of preventable diseases.
Deworming helps remove parasites that wreak havoc on your dog or cat’s internal organs and systems. Even if you’re not able to see them in your dog or cat’s poop, this doesn’t mean they’re parasite-free. Though certain risk factors increase the likelihood of your dog or cat contracting a parasite, they should be dewormed nevertheless.
We recommend having your dog or cat dewormed at least twice per year. However, puppies and kittens need to be dewormed more frequently. Before they’re born or while nursing, their mothers pass on parasites to puppies and kittens. By getting them dewormed every two weeks until they’re at least three months old, you’re removing the health risks of parasites like roundworms. Roundworms can stunt your dog or cat’s growth and create serious digestive issues.
Our team will prescribe the correct dosage for your dog or cat deworming medication based on their age, weight, and overall health. Your dog or cats’ risks of contracting certain parasites also determines the type of deworming we prescribe. Dewormers are available as an injection, topical and oral treatment. The medication is safe for your dog or cat while being powerful enough to remove harmful parasites. Some parasitic dewormers targetroundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms.
Your dog or cat doesn’t need to be showing signs of parasite infection to be prescribed deworming medication. Sometimes parasite infection doesn’t show certain signs in their early days. Deworming can also be a preventive measure. However, if you notice any of the following signs of infection, please contact us at 905-571-3700. Signs to be mindful of include:
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