Your environment can impact your health. The same goes for our pets. While on their endless adventures or sitting at home, pets can easily pick up parasites or worms if unprotected. Deworming your pet gives them the protection they need. Through prevention treatments, we can train your pet’s body to fight off any unwanted parasites, giving them a safe environment and tough immune system to explore to their heart’s content. To schedule an appointment to get your pet dewormed, please call us at 403-242-0045.
Why is it important to deworm my pet?
Parasites and worms can negatively impact your pet’s health and cause pain and life-threatening issues if left untreated. When you deworm your pet, you keep them, other pets, and humans safe from contracting and transmitting harmful diseases. We recommend deworming puppies and kittens every 2 weeks until they are 3-months-old. As they grow older, our veterinarians will create a parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet’s unique needs and lifestyle. Symptoms your pet may have worms include:
- Weight loss
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in their stool
- A bloated stomach
Can I get worms from my pet?
Just like our pets, humans can get worms and parasites as well. This is why we recommend wearing gloves or thoroughly washing your hands when picking up their feces. Worms can be contracted through this process and, if left untreated, can cause serious health issues for humans. When you bring your pet in for deworming, you protect not only your pet’s health but also yours.