Deworming Services for Pets

A common misconception is dogs and cats only need to be dewormed as puppies or kittens. In reality, they need consistent deworming treatments all throughout their lives so they remain protected from harmful worms and other internal parasites. Is your pet due for their next deworming? Do you have any other questions about deworming? Call us today at 250-376-7208.


What is deworming in pets?

When your pet undergoes deworming, they are given drugs that increase their immunity against roundworms, tapeworms and other types of intestinal parasites. Some of the treatments come in oral form, while some can also be spot-on creams. There are many types of formulations for you to choose from depending on your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

How long does it take for deworming to work?

The medications act rather quickly. Same-day results are quite common. For example, if your pet already has worms, the medication can kill the parasites in a matter of hours.

How do I know if my pet has worms?

When it comes to intestinal worms, the warning signs that should alert you are softer stool, irritation around the rectum area and dragging of their rear. The main concern with worms, however, is there are often no symptoms in the early stages of infection or if your pet only has a small amount of worms in them. Therefore, the best course of action is to take them to our team for regular wellness check-ups, so we can get ahead of worms and other potential health problems.