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Deworming Services for Pets

It is very common for dogs and cats to become infected with internal and external parasites. Parasites can live and breed inside your pet making their lives very uncomfortable. If left untreated these intestinal worms can lead to serious health conditions in your pet. Another very significant effect to leaving parasites untreated is the possibility of having them passed on to you and the rest of your family. Some worms are zoonotic, meaning they can be passed on from pets to humans. Common worms in pets include tapeworms, heartworm, hookworm, whipworm and roundworm.

What are some signs that my pet has worms?

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
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    Our team can help you accurately diagnose these issues and determine if your pet needs to be dewormed.

    How are worms diagnosed in pets?

    Most intestinal worms are diagnosed through microscopic examinations with the exception of heartworms and tapeworms.

    A veterinarian usually examines a stool sample from your pet to look for worm eggs. Tapeworms can be seen with the naked eye in your pet’s stool. To detect heartworms, a blood test is usually performed.

    Do puppies and kittens need to be dewormed?

    Yes! Even if the mom is dewormed parasites can still be passed on to the pups and kittens. Puppies and kittens should be dewormed every two weeks until they reach 3-months-old. Based on your pet’s environment and exposure risk, your veterinarian will decide how often they should be dewormed after three months.

    What are treatments for worms in my pet?

    Veterinarians can recommend deworming and preventative medications to prevent and remove worms from your pet. Our team encourages regular testing to detect worms before they lead to serious conditions in your pet. To schedule your pet’s worm-testing appointment call us at 204-452-0077.

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    Last updated: April 5, 2021

    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

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 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: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    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!

    - The team at Southglen Veterinary Hospital