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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming your pet can improve their health and benefit everyone else within your family. Worms can live within your pets and make their lives very uncomfortable. If left undetected, worms can lead to advanced health conditions or even death. Another adverse effect to leaving worms untreated is that they can spread to humans and other animal species within the home. For these reasons, we strongly advise regular testing and prevention treatments.

What are common worms in pets?

Common worms found in pets include:

  • Tapeworms
  • Heartworm
  • Whipworm
  • Hookworm
  • Roundworm

    What are signs that my pet has worms?

    If you are concerned about any new changes in your pet you should contact your veterinarian right away. Our team can help you correctly diagnose and treat any symptoms if your pet needs deworming. Typical signs of worms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Blood in stool
  • Abdominal pain

    How are worms diagnosed in pets?

    Worms are usually detected through microscopic examinations with the exception of heartworms and tapeworms. To identify intestinal worms a veterinarian will use a microscope to look for worm eggs in your pet’s stool sample.

    To detect heartworms a veterinarian will perform blood tests and chest X-rays. Tapeworms, on the other hand, can be seen with the naked eye in your pet’s stool.

    Does my puppy or kitten need deworming if their mother is already dewormed?

    Yes! Sometimes, even if the mother is dewormed, parasites can still be passed on to puppies and kittens. Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated every two weeks until they reach 3-months-old. Our veterinarian will determine how often your puppies or kittens need to be dewormed after the 3-month mark.

    My pet stays indoors, do they still need deworming?

    Yes! We recommend deworming indoor pets. They may require less frequent deworming treatments as their exposure risks are lessened. The risk is still present from other animals within the household.

    What’s the best treatment for worms in pets?

    Here at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic we believe that prevention is always the best medicine. We recommend staying on top of your pet’s preventative medications. Our veterinarians also encourage regular testing to detect worms and prevent infestations which can cause serious health problems. Schedule your pet’s deworming appointment at 905.727.3003.

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    Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, 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. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. 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 Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic