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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming helps your pet get rid of any external or internal parasites that might be negatively impacting their health. Deworming not only protects your pet against unwanted parasites but also your entire family. Some parasites that infect pets also impact the most vulnerable in your household, including children, seniors, pregnant and immuno-compromised people.

Why is deworming important?

Preventative healthcare is at the core of our practice, which includes measures like deworming your furry friend. Parasite infections can be extremely detrimental to their health so we want to take steps to make sure your pet is parasite-free. Though you might be able to see some parasites in their poop, others are not so easily detectable to the naked eye. Deworming helps remove the parasites you can and cannot see.

How often should my pet be dewormed?

Puppies and kittens need to be dewormed a lot more often than older pets. Since their mom passes down parasites to them, it’s important to have them dewormed at least bi-weekly until they’re 3 months-old. After that, the frequency your pet will need to be dewormed depends on factors like the area you live in, their risk of exposure to certain parasites and if they travel or are in new environments frequently. Our veterinary team will create a deworming schedule that best suits your pet’s needs. Please contact our team at 403.934.3311 if your pet is due to be dewormed.

How else can I pest-proof my pet?

Though no single preventative measure is 100% effective, when combined with other measures, your pet stands a better chance of not being infected by a parasite. A few things you can do at home include:

  • Ensuring you’re getting rid of feces properly
  • Washing your hands after handling your pet’s waste
  • Covering areas like gardens where parasites tend to breed
  • Giving your pet their parasite preventive as prescribed

  • Last updated: September 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: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & 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 Strathmore Veterinary Clinic