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Deworming Services for Pets

Intestinal parasites are not only problematic for infected cats and dogs, but can also be a danger for humans in the household (particularly those who are very young/elderly, pregnant or immunocompromised). Some parasites are picked up from outdoors or soil, while others are transmitted when the dog or cat hunts wildlife (e.g. mice, birds). There are many different options for control of intestinal parasites in pets. Our team can help you decide on the best deworming plan for your cat or dog.

What are some types of parasites found in cats and dogs?


The most common intestinal parasites found in pets are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms or whipworms – many of these are too small to see with the naked eye, but can nevertheless cause problems.

If my cat or dog has worms, what symptoms should I look for?


Common symptoms of intestinal parasites include diarrhea, soft stools, foul odour to the stool or irritation around the rectum. Some cats and dogs can show no signs at all of having a parasitic burden.

What is a deworming schedule?


This is a preventative series of medical treatments to help prevent the transmission of worms and worm eggs. Deworming is typically done in puppies or in kittens, so they are protected from a young age. That being said, pets still need to be regularly dewormed even in adulthood.

Are there any side effects from deworming medication?


Deworming medications are generally very safe medications to administer to your cat or dog, but just like with any medication, the occasional patient may experience side effects. The most common side effect would be gastrointestinal upset. If you are concerned your pet may not be tolerating the deworming medication, please contact our practice as soon as you are able.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Osgoode Veterinary Servicesl