Worms are always gross even for those of us with the strongest stomachs. Not only that, they can also cause serious health problems for pets. A small infestation can lead to life-threatening complications. Our team can help prevent your pet from getting worms in the first place, and if they do get them, we can use the most effective techniques to eradicate the infestation. Call us at 807-939-2616 for more details.
How can I protect my pet from worms?
It’s important they are on a year-round preventative medication all throughout their lives. Missing just one dose can leave a patient unprotected. There are different types of medicine to choose from and we can help you decide which one is right for your pet. Regular checkups are also important so we can detect if your pet does have worms. If they have a small amount of worms, or if they are in the early days of infection, there are hardly any visible symptoms which is why in-clinic testing is key (e.g. stool sampling, blood tests).
What are signs my pet has worms?
Sudden weight loss, bloody poop, fatigue and a bloated belly are some of the main signs you can watch out for in your pet.
What happens when my pet is diagnosed with worms?
We will prescribe the best treatment for your pet’s specific case. Deworming medication usually comes in the form of topical ointments, oral drugs (tablet or liquid) and injection. For the most severe cases, surgery may be considered.