It is common for felines and canines to get infected with external or internal parasites sometime during their lifetime. If left untreated, they can cause a variety of issues, from minor irritations to life-threatening illnesses. Apart from having your pet on a year-round parasite prevention plan, they must be dewormed regularly. Some parasites can transmit from animals to humans, so it’s essential to stay on top of parasite prevention. For all your deworming needs, call us at 902-562-5551 to schedule your pet’s next appointment.
How regularly should dogs and cats be dewormed?
Deworming needs are established based on the pet’s lifestyle, location, health status, other particular needs and the household in which they live. It is recommended that dogs and cats living in low-risk households should be dewormed at least one to two times a year. In contrast, outdoor cats and dogs living in high-risk environments should be dewormed three to four times a year.
How does deworming work?
Deworming is the process of expelling the worms from your pet’s body. It is a medical process that kills the worms by administering medicines. The killed worms then pass out of your pet through their feces.
How would I know if my pet has worms?
Some symptoms of worms to look out for at home include:
- Excessive coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Change in appetite
- Weight loss