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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming is one of the most important components of your pet’s preventative and protective care. It helps to reduce their susceptibility to internal and external parasites. Once your pet is infected with worms, they are vulnerable to having gastrointestinal problems, hindered growth and development, as well as several other potentially irreversible conditions. Please feel free to call us to learn more about the deworming services that we have to offer to protect your pet.

What are some types of parasites found in cats?

Over the span of their life, your feline friend can get several types of worms if they are not protected by a deworming program. The most common type of worms that affect cats are tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.

If my cat has worms, what symptoms should I look for?

If you are paying close attention to your pet’s health, the most common signs of worms that you should look out for are: difficulty breathing, vomiting, constipation, bloated belly, constant coughing, bloody stool, and visible worms or worm parts in their stool.

Are worms dangerous to humans?

Absolutely. You and the people around you can get worms from your pet who has been infected. Worms can survive in our intestines for a long time and can cause several health issues. For example, worms tend to cause blood loss and a depletion of your iron levels – these two factors can lead to anemia. Worms can also prevent people from passing food and nutrients properly through their digestive system.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

5. 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!

- Your dedicated team at Gillies Grove Animal Hospital