Regular deworming ensures your pet stays protected against parasite infections. Internal parasites can cause life-threatening illnesses that negatively impact their health. Deworming removes parasites from your pet’s body, with the help of a medication we prescribe. If you’re interested in deworming your pet, please contact us at 705-753-0324.

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What types of internal parasites affect pets?

Common internal parasites include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms and heartworms. For puppies and kittens, being infected by hookworms or roundworms can stunt their development. For adult pets, parasite infections can cause long-term health issues (especially if they have a weakened immune system, they could have a more serious infection). Heartworms can cause life-threatening damage to your pet’s heart and lungs, after they’re been bitten by a mosquito. Signs your pet has an internal parasite include diarrhea, weight loss, dry hair, loss of appetite and vomiting.  

Which deworming medication will my pet be prescribed?

There is no one-size fits all deworming medication. Our veterinary team will prescribe deworming medication that best suits your pet’s needs. Depending on the parasite, a particular type of deworming medication could work better at expelling them. Don’t be alarmed if after the first few days of taking it, your pet’s feces has worms. This is a sign that the medication is doing its job. Though it’s not common, your pet could have diarrhea, vomiting or might seem more tired than usual after taking the medication. 

Can I use home remedies instead?

Over-the-counter medication is less effective than the ones our veterinary team will prescribe. Additionally, trying to treat your pet with home remedies can be ineffective and harmful for them in the long run. It’s important to use medication our veterinary team has prescribed to ensure your pet is dewormed properly. 

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