Deworming Treatment for Pets

Deworming Treatment for Pets

Deworming our pet companions is necessary for them to live healthy lives. Parasites and worms can live inside your pets and some may even be external. Deworming treatments can be administered through injections, topical creams, liquids, tablets, etc. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine which treatment works best for your individual pet. Puppies and kittens do need to be dewormed every two weeks until the age of three months as they are more susceptible to getting worms. Give us a call at 604.858.6560 to schedule an appointment to deworm your loyal companion.

What are signs of worms in pets?

If you notice one or more of the following signs then your pet may have worms:

  • Weight loss
  • Dull coat
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in stool (dark purple or bright red)
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • What are the types of worms in pets? How are they diagnosed?

    There are various types of worms that may find themselves inside your pets, these include hookworm, tapeworm, roundworm, whipworm and heartworm. To diagnose what type of worms your pet companion has our veterinarians look for eggs. The doctors generally examine a stool sample with a microscope looking for eggs. Heartworms are usually detected through blood testing. Many pets show few to no symptoms of heartworm so regular testing is encouraged

    How can pets get worms?

    Worms and parasites can be passed on between pets. For example, it is possible for felines to get worms from canines. A single bite from an infected mosquito can also be a way for your pet to get worms. Furthermore, humans can get worms from pets. This is why deworming protects not just the cherished animals but also you and other humans in your household.

    How can I prevent worms in my pets?

    Worms are very common in pets when they are younger. It’s important that kittens and puppies are dewormed routinely. We recommend that they are dewormed at two- four-, six- and eight-weeks-old then again at 12- and 16-weeks-old. Kittens and puppies should also be dewormed at six months and one-year-old mark. In adults, it is recommended that they are dewormed twice a year for life.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

– Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services