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Deworming Services for Pets

Did you know that although internal parasites are small in size, they can cause life-threatening complications and transmit dangerous diseases to your pet?! For this reason, your pet needs to undergo regular deworming treatments and our team here at AMC can help you decide which formulations and schedules are best suited for your pet’s unique health condition, lifestyle and environment. Please call us to schedule their next consultation, so that they have the utmost protection all the time.

What is deworming in pets?

You might have already heard that deworming can be performed in people. When it comes to pets, deworming is a medical procedure where drugs are given to the patient to boost their immunity against, or to rid them of tapeworms, roundworms and other similar types of parasites. Deworming medications come in different formulations and forms (e.g. tablets, spot-on treatments, etc.)

How long does it take for deworming to work?

These drugs work a lot faster than you think. They can kill worms inside your pet in a matter of hours. They work in different ways. Some break apart the worms, while others kill them off but do not destroy them (in fact, you may be able to see them in your pet’s stool after treatment!).

How do I know if my pet has worms?

Softer than a usual stool, foul odour to the stool, irritation around the rectum, or dragging of their rear are some of the most obvious signs that your pet may have worms. Be that as may, a worm infestation may have little to no symptoms especially in the early stages or if the infestation is not that severe. This is why taking your pet in to see us for regular wellness appointments is absolutely necessary so that they can be screened not only for worms but other health problems that have no obvious signs.

Last updated: December 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

For the safety of our staff and clients, we have implemented a “Closed Door Policy” which means our clinic doors are no longer open to the public.Here is what that means for you:

  • We ask that on arrival for your appointment you call us (902)564-8356 Sydney and let us know you are in the parking lot
  • A member of our team will then take a history on your pet by phone, they will then meet you at our front door to take your pet inside while you return to your car
  • Your veterinarian will perform an examination of your pet and then call you with exam findings and any suggested treatment plans
  • Any necessary medications will be prepared in the clinic for you, and will be sent with your pet when we are ready to send them home
  • Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone or by payment at the door
  • All food and drug orders are still required to be called in beforehand and prepaid over the phone
  • All future updates will be posted on social media as our situation with COVID-19 in our province is constantly changing
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney. With the implementation of this closed door policy, it is a longer process so we ask for your patience and co-operation during this time

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed


    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!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre