Deworming Services for Pets
Deworming is a preventative method to protect your pet from worms. You’ll know if your pet has a worm in their body by inspecting their feces. We don’t mean dig around. In some cases, worms are white, stringy and visible in their stools. However, a worm infestation isn’t always easy to detect. As a result, our veterinarians suggest regular deworming sessions to prevent the issue from occurring or and to keep your pet’s system clean. To book an appointment, call us at 403.984.4143.
How will I know if my pet has worms?
Some worms are visible to the naked eye, while others require our veterinarians to spot through microscopic inspections. Though you may not be able to see them, your pet may show symptoms. If they’re experiencing abdominal pain, blood in their stool or weight loss, it’s possible your pet has a worm infestation and should be immediately checked by our doctors. Other signs include lack of appetite and vomiting.
How can my pet contract worms?
Pets encounter worms from swallowing them or making physical contact. If your pet is interacting with an infected animal or insect, worm eggs could get onto your pet’s skin or in your pet’s mouth. Your pet could also step in feces that has worms, which can latch onto them and turn into an infestation. That is why every pet owner should clean up after their pet. Deworming is highly recommended for “inside pets” as well. They could contract worms if they encounter an infected cockroach or rodent that enters the home.
What kind of worms can exist in my pet’s body?
Worms can exist in different parts of your pet’s body, which explains the names for them such as lungworms, stomach worms, bladder worms and heartworms. It’s important to know that some of the infections your pet contracts can be spread to humans, such as roundworms and tapeworms. If you suspect your pet has worms in their system, make an appointment as soon as possible to keep everyone in your home safe.