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Deworming Services for Pets

You might not want to think about worms and other parasites inside your pets but unfortunately, it’s a reality they face. To prevent parasites from living rent free in our pets, it’s important to have them dewormed regularly. You might not be able to see the parasites that infect your pet but that doesn’t make them any less harmful. Parasites can infect humans as well, which is why you should take steps to protect your entire family.

Why does my pet need to be dewormed?

Deworming helps evict any unwanted parasites living inside your pet, including roundworms, heartworms, tapeworms, hookworms and ringworms. These parasites, if left untreated, can have negative effects on their health. How often your pet is dewormed depends on their environment as well as age. For example, kittens and puppies need to be dewormed at least biweekly up until they are 3-months-old. To find out the best time to get your pet dewormed, please contact us at 604.858.4415.

How serious are parasite infections for my pet?

Parasites like heartworms can create serious health issues. Mosquitoes help them make their way into your pet’s heart. This could create circulation issues and heart failure. Other parasites, like roundworms, are intestinal worms that tend to infect puppies and kittens more often, causing vomiting and diarrhea. They can also be passed on to humans.

How might my pet get infected with parasites?

Depending on your pet’s age and environment, they might be more susceptible to parasites. Some of these include:

  • Nursing – kittens/puppies might contract them through their mother’s milk
  • Infected animals – your pet might come into contact with another animal with parasites
  • Feces – your pet might eat or come across an affected animal’s feces
  • Transmitters – parasites might be passed on to your pet through mosquitos, ticks or flea bites

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    Last updated: July 15, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have 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. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    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 Sardis Animal Hospital