Worms are one of the most dangerous types of parasites that your loyal companion can become infected with. Even if you are extremely vigilant, there are many ways your feline or canine can encounter them. This is why deworming them regularly is important. Deworming is the process of using medication to remove worms from your cat or dog’s body or even just to prevent them from getting worms.
What worms are a threat to my cat or dog?
Cats and dogs can become infected with:
When should my cat or dog be dewormed?
Puppies and kittens should start deworming between 2 weeks to 1-month-old. We recommend they continue deworming every 2 weeks until they are 3 months old. It is extremely important that kittens and puppies are dewormed early since they can get parasites from their mother. Adult canines and felines should be dewormed every 3 months or as recommended by your veterinarian.
How do I know if my cat or dog has worms?
Even without symptoms, you should still deworm your loyal companion regularly as many cases usually don’t involve any signs until the infection has worsened. Here are some signs your loyal companion may have worms:
- Abdominal pain
- Bloated stomach
- Blood in their stool
- Loss of appetite
- Sudden weight loss
Contact our team at 604-273-3158 to have your loyal companion tested for worms and other parasites.
What is the best way to prevent worms?
Regular deworming can ensure your canine or feline companion is protected from worms. Throughout the year, we recommend that felines and canines have monthly preventives, which may include injections and oral medications. When you protect your cat or dog from worms, you also eliminate the risk of you and other members of your family getting zoonotic worms from your loyal companion.