No matter how strong their stomachs are, pets are no match for worms. These parasites come in all shapes and sizes, causing serious harm to our furry friends’ wellbeing. The good news is that with regular deworming treatments, your pet will have ample protection from these pesky creatures. Call us at 416-481-1127 for more information.
What types of deworming treatments are available for pets?
During an in-clinic consultation, we can determine and recommend the best option for your pet. Deworming medications come in all types of formulations (e.g. liquid, tablet, topical) with varying dosing recommendations (e.g. monthly, every 2 weeks).
What are other steps I can take to protect my pet from worms?
At home and throughout your daily routine, you can help minimize your pet’s exposure to worms. Keeping the indoor and outdoor areas of your home as clean as possible is a good start. Clear your yard of any pet waste at least once per week. Wash your hands immediately after handling your pet’s feces. Regularly sanitize their food bowls, toys and other gear.
How do I know if my pet has worms?
Below are some of the most common signs of intestinal worms. Please don’t hesitate to contact us right away if you notice the following in your pet:
- Dull coat
- Weight loss
- Dragging/scooting of their rear
- Bloated belly