Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming is part of any healthy pet’s healthcare regimen. Although they may seem harmless in appearance, intestinal worms can cause several health issues like anemia, weakness, malnutrition, and damage to your pet’s intestinal walls. Fortunately, regular deworming treatments is all it takes to provide the maximum amount of protection against worms for your furry friend. Call us at 403.239.4657 to learn more.

How often should pets be dewormed?

Ideally, your pet should be dewormed regularly, multiple times in any given year. Depending on the specific deworming medication you choose, they may need to be dewormed once every three months or once every four months.

What happens when a pet is dewormed?

Deworming medication comes in oral forms (liquid or tablet). Once taken, they work quickly to kill any worms your pet may have. Some will destroy the worms while others will paralyse them so they are passed in your pet’s stool.

What are side effects of deworming?

Although they occur rarely, your pet may experience vomiting and lack of appetite after their deworming treatment. These symptoms are often mild and dissipate within a matter of hours.

How can I protect my pets from worms?

Aside from regular check-ups and staying on top of their deworming schedule, you can take a few steps to minimize your pet’s exposure to worms and other harmful parasites. For example, ensure that your pet does not eat feces or drink standing water. Also, discourage your pet from hunting other smaller animals (e.g. birds and rodents) that may be infected.


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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us. - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic