Deworming treatments are important if you want to protect pets from parasites such as worms. Parasite prevention is a simple yet very important of regular disease prevention. The treatments come in different size and shapes to be able to fit what’s best for you and your pet. You have access to oral tablets, liquids, pastes, injections and topical creams. Please call us if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with us for your companion.
How often should pets be dewormed?
The general rule refers to once every 3 months. Your pet should not go more than 3 months without a deworming treatment. Of course, this fact may vary depending on which stage of his life your pet is. For example, as a puppy, your pet should be dewormed every 2 weeks until he reaches 8 weeks, then once when they are 12 weeks old, and then the 3-month rule applies. Your veterinarian may recommend more frequent deworming treatments depending on your pet’s health condition.
What signs should I look for?
Worm treatment infestations are a bit tricky since the symptoms usually won’t appear on you pet until their infection reached a more important level. Making sure that your pet gets his deworming treatment at least 4 times a year is a great way to prevent this issue. Here is a list of the most common signs indicating that your pet may have worms. If you notice any of these on your pet, please call us right away.
- Visible worms in their stool
- Sudden weight loss
- Dry, rough coat
- Bloated belly
- Dragging of their behinds.