Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming doesn’t just remove worms from your pet’s system. It’s also a preventative measure to protect them from spreading worms and from getting them in the first place. It’s an ongoing process that pet owners must arrange consistently. You can start the process with us by booking an appointment at 780.444.1324.

When should my pet start deworming?

When your pet is young, deworming sessions will be scheduled frequently. Puppies and kittens can start when they are approximately 2 weeks to 1-month-old. It is recommended that they continue being dewormed until they are 3-months-old. After this point, your pet should be dewormed regularly all throughout their adult and senior life. Depending on the formulation, they should be dewormed approximately once every 3 months. We recommend that outdoor cats and dogs receive more frequent deworming and have their feces checked often.

What happens during a deworming session?

Deworming medication is given orally or through injectables. The older worms will die and may appear in their feces. The babies will not. This is why we administer deworming medication periodically. Our goal is to get all the worms out of their body but we have to wait until the worms hatch. In between sessions, monitor your pet’s stools and reduce their interaction with other animals.

Should I deworm my pet if they only stay indoors?

Absolutely. We all know cats and dogs to be mischievous creatures. There are other ways to contract worms besides playing outside. Your indoor pet can interact with creatures hosting a worm, like cockroaches and rodents. Deworming your pet protects your family from a major infestation. Tapeworms and roundworms are parasites that can spread to humans too. It’s much better to be safe than sorry.

Date: Sept 17, 2021

Dear valued clients,

As you are aware, our region is seeing increased cases of COVID-19, and as a result more stringent pandemic response measures have been put in place by our government.

To ensure that we follow these new controls, our veterinary practice is returning to limited clinic access as well as drop off appointments with communications being over the phone or through a protective shield.

The details of this protocol are outlined below:

1. Clients are allowed only in the reception area, limited to 3 clients in at once, and 1 client in our cubicle. No clients will be allowed in the exam rooms with their pet at this time unless under special circumstances.

2. Pets MUST be in a carrier or in a proper fitting harness and leash. Aggressive dogs must arrived with a proper fitting muzzle. If you do not have any of these please ask for them.

3. You must remain in your vehicle, or at least 6 feet away from our doors, while we treat your pet unless instructed otherwise.

4. You must have a phone with you at your appointment so that we can contact you about your pet. If we cannot contact you and obtain consent to treat your pet, your appointment will be delayed, which will delay others.

5. Unfortunately, only 1 person will be allowed in the exam room for attended euthanasias.

6. Please allow up to 72 hours for your medications to be refilled, as well as messages to be returned by your veterinarian.

7. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, we won't know that until you come to the front desk to inform us. It is standard that our staff members ask everyone to wear a mask. Please do not be offended by this. We will find another way to accommodate you and your pet.

Our number one priority is client and staff safety while your pet continues to receive the care they deserve.

With this system, we hope to provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members.

With that in mind we thank you for your kindness and patience with us in advance as these circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as new information is released. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team.

Together we can all help stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 780-444-1324.

Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you might experience when reaching out to us.

- The Team at Parkwest Pet Clinic.