Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming your pet is one of the first forms of preventative treatments you should give them. Worms can live inside your pet or affect their health and their lifespan. When you deworm your furry friend, you protect the rest of your family from catching their parasites. Some worms are zoonotic, which allows them to be transmitted to other species such as humans. As soon as your pet joins your household you should enroll them in our preventative treatment program. We can provide deworming prescriptions and create a timeline for treatments for your pet.

What are common worms that may affect my pet?

  • Tapeworms
  • Roundworms
  • Whipworms
  • Hookworms

    How do I know if my pet has worms?

    Many of the signs that indicate worms are symptoms of other illnesses. This is why it is important to have your furry friend come in for an evaluation before you attempt to deworm them on your own. At our clinic we may examine your pet’s stool under a microscope for worm eggs to diagnose them. Some signs that your pet needs to be assessed are:

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Change in appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive coughing

    When should my pet be dewormed?

    Every pet should be dewormed during the first weeks of their life. Kittens and puppies should be dewormed every two weeks from approximately 6-weeks-old. They should also be dewormed at 12 and 16-weeks-old. Younger pets can be born with worms or become infected from their mothers. Adult cats and dogs should also be dewormed at six months and 1-year-old. Following these treatments our team will create a deworming schedule where your pet comes in twice every year to be dewormed. To schedule a deworming appointment for your pet call 403.637.3928.

    What deworming treatments are available for my pet?

    Deworming treatments may differ based on the type of worms your pet is infected with. This is why we discourage pet owners from administering deworming medications without consulting a veterinarian. We run tests to identify worms then prescribe different treatments based on your pet’s health condition. Deworming medications are given through tablets, injections, liquids and topical creams.

  • Last updated: November 19, 2021

    We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all our clients that have been so patient with us during the current pandemic situation. We are happy to announce that we are open again!

    We are kindly asking that our clients still wear a mask when they are in the building to protect themselves and our staff. Our waiting room will be limited to one client at a time. All our staff will also still be wearing their masks and taking care to wipe down frequently touched surfaces and sanitize in between clients and patients as we have always done.

    If you are uncomfortable entering the clinic, please do not hesitate to call and we are happy to serve you and your pet curbside. As always cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on a leash for safety and liability reasons.

    We know that these have been trying times for everyone, but rest assured your pet is still receiving the highest quality of care that you have always known from our veterinarians and staff members.

    If there are any concerns or special circumstances, please feel free to discuss this with our staff and we can take it into consideration.

    - Your dedicated team at Cremona Veterinary Clinic