Preventative care is vital for a long and healthy life for dogs and cats. One part of that preventative routine is regular deworming. Internal parasites can negatively affect your pet’s health. To stop parasites from causing such harm, the best solution is to deworm your pet yearly. To learn more about our deworming services, call us at 519-683-4508.
Are worms dangerous to humans?
Some internal parasites, such as roundworms, can be transmitted to humans. Generally, young children or older people are more susceptible. Always take caution when handling feces or cleaning litter. Precautions can include wearing gloves or a mask and always washing your hands after any contact with feces.
What is the deworming schedule?
Deworming for kittens or cats with active parasite infections may include multiple doses of dewormer several weeks apart. For indoor cats, a yearly dose of dewormer is recommended. If your cat travels outside for any period or is known to hunt small animals like mice or birds, deworming is recommended up to 4 times a year (every three months).
Are there any side effects from deworming medication?
Generally, no side effects are observed after deworming is administered. However, gastrointestinal upset may occur. Please contact our medical staff for further instruction if vomiting or diarrhea are observed.