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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.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital