Deworming Services for Pets

Our veterinary team’s focus on preventative healthcare means recommending measures like deworming. Incorporating deworming into your pet’s regime helps you protect them and your entire family against internal and external parasites. It’s important to set up a deworming plan for your pet, if you haven’t already.

When should my pet be dewormed?

Kittens and puppies are dewormed more often than adult pets, since they’re often born with worms. These worms are passed on from their mother before giving birth. This means they might need to start deworming medication as early as 2 to 3-weeks-old, up until 3-months-old. After that, they might need to be dewormed less frequently. If your pet needs to be dewormed, please contact us at 902.865.6400. to set up an appointment.

How does deworming work?

Your pet is susceptible to a range of parasite infections that might affect them internally or externally. Certain risk factors like where you live, how often your pet comes into contact with other furry friends or outdoor areas they frequent might increase their likelihood of being exposed to parasites. Dogs are better hosts than cats but that doesn’t mean they’re not at risk too. Our veterinary team will either inject or give them the worm-killing medicine in their mouth. This will kill any worms affecting your pet.

Is it safe?

Yes, deworming is perfectly safe for your pet. Deworming medicine is meant to kill parasites, not cause any harm to your furry family member. It’s more harmful to potentially allow parasites to continue living inside your pet. It might be difficult to diagnose parasites without testing a stool sample. Parasites can wreak havoc on your pet’s health and the symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Skin issues

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 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 Sackville Animal Hospital