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Deworming Services for Pets

To protect your furry family member from harmful parasites that can cause life-threatening complications and transmit dangerous diseases, it’s absolutely important they are put on an effective deworming treatment. At Simcoe Animal Hospital, we have many different options for preventing and treating intestinal parasites such as worms. Please call us at 519.426.0111 to schedule a consultation so we can talk more about the treatments that will best suit your pet.

What is deworming?

Also done in humans, deworming is the process of giving your pet anthelmintic drugs to boost their immunity against, or to rid them of tapeworms, roundworms and other similar types of parasites. The medication comes in different forms such as tablets and spot-on treatments.

How long does it take for deworming to work?

Usually, the medications work incredibly fast. They usually kill any worms in your pet’s system in a matter of hours. If you choose a drug that paralyses the intestinal worms, you may see the dead worms in your pet’s stool. Other drugs, however, break apart the worms, so they may not be as visible. Either way, don’t be alarmed! Seeing the worms for yourself is a good sign, as this means they are no longer living inside your loyal companion.

What is a deworming schedule?

A deworming schedule, like vaccines, is a series of medical treatments recommended for your pet. A proper deworming schedule can help prevent the transmission of worms and worm eggs. Usually, pets receive their first round of deworming when they are kittens or puppies. But, they must continue to get dewormed even into adult age, in order to remain protected.

What are the signs or symptoms of worms?

Although each pet may react differently to these parasites, in general, you can watch out for these common symptoms: diarrhea, soft stools, foul odour to the stool, or irritation around the rectum. That being said, some cats and dogs can show no symptoms at all. For this reason, it is important your pet sees us for a full-body examination regularly, so we can conduct tests to screen for worms and other health issues.

Last updated: September 8, 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

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    4. 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 Simcoe Animal Hospital