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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: May 27, 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!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

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

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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