Deworming Services for Pets 

Worms are parasites that can infect your cat or dog and cause serious health issues. For this reason, the veterinarian community has agreed that your furry friends should be dewormed regularly. A worm infestation may also affect the extended members of your family as some worms can be passed between species. Zoonotic worms can become a problem for other pets in the household and even pose a threat to the humans who live there.

What are common worms in pets? 

  • Heartworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms

    What are signs that my pet has worms?

    Possible signs of a worm infestation include diarrhea, weight loss, vomiting, blood in stool and abdominal pain. To ensure that your pet gets the proper medical treatment, they should be assessed by a veterinarian if they are exhibiting any of these signs. 

    How are worms diagnosed in pets? 

    To detect most intestinal worms, a veterinarian will perform examinations with a microscope. The stool of the pet is collected and examined under a microscope for worm eggs. Tapeworms and heartworms are diagnosed differently. Heartworms are diagnosed through blood testing, and tapeworms can be seen with the naked eye. 

    Do puppies and kittens need to be dewormed? 

    Absolutely! Kittens and puppies need to be dewormed even if their mothers are taking deworming medication. Puppies and kittens need to be dewormed every two weeks until they are 3 months old. After 3 months, your veterinarian will determine how often your pet needs to be dewormed based on their exposure risk. To schedule an appointment to deworm your puppy or kitten, call us at 519.641.8383

    How can I prevent worms in my pet? 

    The best way to prevent worms in your pet is to have a veterinarian administer preventative medications. You should also have your pet regularly tested for worms, even if they are on medication. 

  • Last updated: September 3, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS 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!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic