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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming is not only a treatment for worms but a preventative measure to ensure your pet is creepy crawly-free. Parasites can be harmful to pets and their owners so it’s important to deworm pets regularly. If left untreated, parasites can impact your pet’s internal organs and impact their overall health. It’s important your pet doesn’t miss their regular deworming. Our team wants to protect your pets and family against parasites by providing both of you with the tools to ensure you are safe.

How is my pet dewormed?

Our veterinarians will prescribe special medication that removes any smaller larval and full-grown worms. These might be an oral medication or injection. Depending on your pet’s needs, we might deworm more or less frequently. Kittens and puppies need to be dewormed biweekly until they’re at least 3-months-old because of parasites they are infected with while nursing. If your pet has not been dewormed, please schedule an appointment at 403.335.3519.

How is my pet diagnosed with worms?

Common worms that infect pets are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and heartworms. Our veterinary team can diagnose worms by examining a sample of your pet’s stool. Depending on the type of worm inhabiting your pet, you might see a few of these symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Change in appetite or weight loss
  • Tiredness or loss of energy

    How do pets get infected with parasites?

    Kittens and puppies often get parasites from their mothers’ milk. For older furry friends, they can get parasites if they come into contact with infected animals (like rats and raccoons) and come across contaminated feces. A parasite prevention program is the best way to ensure your pet is safe from these infections.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Didsbury Veterinary Services