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Deworming Services for Pets

Worms can live inside your pet and bring harm to them and sometimes to the rest of your family. Some worms are zoonotic which means they can be passed on to different species like humans. This is why deworming your pets is so important. It doesn’t matter how guarded your pets are, they can still get worms from other animals and their surroundings. As part of our preventative treatment program our hospital protects our patients from worms and offers testing and treatment.

What are common worms in pets?

Common worms that may infect your pet are:
1. Whipworm
2. Heartworm
3. Roundworm
4. Ringworm
5. Tapeworm
6. Hookworm

What are signs my pet has worms?

Pets who are infested with worms sometimes have diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss, abdominal pain or a dull coat. Once you notice any of these signs you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Our team will run tests to determine which worms are affecting your pet. Call 506.455.1700, to book an appointment.

When should I deworm my kitten or puppy?

Puppies and kittens need to be dewormed every two weeks from 2 to 12-weeks-old and again when they are 16-weeks-old. Even if your puppy/kitten’s mother is on deworming medication they are still vulnerable to getting worms.

Our deworming program ensures when your pet gets older they are dewormed at the age of 6 months and 1-year-old.

How are worms treated in pets?

First, we run tests to identify the presence of worm eggs or protein in the blood. Our team will collect a stool sample and use a microscope to check or take a blood sample. If worms are identified, we provide deworming medication in the form of tablets, injections, topical cream or liquids. Even though a number of deworming treatments are over-the-counter, you should always have your pet assessed and diagnosed by a veterinarian first.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital