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Deworming: Essential Preventative Care for Your Pets

Grace and Luxmore give a dog a deworming table through food during a deworming exercise at the Cactus shelter.

We all want our pets to live healthy and vibrant lives. That’s why deworming is a crucial part of their care regimen. It not only ensures their well-being but also safeguards your family. Parasites, both internal and external, can affect your furry friends, and some of them can even be transmitted to humans. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Puppies and Kittens: Young ones need extra attention. Deworm them every 2 weeks until they reach 3 months of age. These early treatments are vital to give them a strong start.

2. Not Always Visible: Worms aren’t always visible in your pet’s feces. When in doubt, consult your vet for a fecal examination to check for parasites.

3. Exposure Risk: Consider where you live and your pet’s activities. Do they travel? Interact with other animals? Discuss exposure risks with your vet for a tailored plan.

4. Higher Risks: Certain individuals, like children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems, are at greater risk. Take extra care if they’re part of your household.

5. Alberta’s Parasites: Our region has its common culprits: roundworms, tapeworms, and giardia. Some of these parasites can affect humans too, so be vigilant.

6. Deworming Medications: Different options like syrups, tablets, and XL tablets are available. Consult your vet to find the best option for your furry companion.

Disclaimer: Consult Your Vet

Before initiating any deworming treatment or making changes to your pet’s care routine, it’s essential to consult with a veterinarian. They can provide tailored advice based on your pet’s specific needs, health status, and any potential risks. Professional veterinary consultation ensures the well-being of your furry friend.

Remember, prevention is key. Deworming helps keep your pets healthy and happy, while also creating a safer environment for your family. If you have questions or need guidance, give us a call:

📞 Office line: 0776554057

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Let’s keep our pets and loved ones safe and healthy! 🐾

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