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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: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • 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.

    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.

    OPERATING HOURS

    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

    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