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: November 19, 2021

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

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

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • 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