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DE-WORMING FOR DOGS & CATS

The following general recommendations are only to be used as guidelines. Always consult with a regular licensed veterinarian to obtain accurate and detailed information about other parasite control, as additional worms/parasites exist which may require further and different medication and/or treatment if your pet is infested. Additionally, worms/parasites can be transmitted to humans. For more information about humans contracting worms/parasites, contact your physician.
  • ALL INITIAL DE-WORMINGS MUST BE FOLLOWED BY A 2ND DE-WORMING ADMINISTERED 2 WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST DE-WORMING. On rare occasions, a 3rd de-worming may be necessary.
  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROUNDWORMS: Spaghetti-like worms found in feces (stool) and/or in vomit. However, Roundworms do not necessarily have to be seen in order for your pet to be infested. Roundworms can cause a serious and dangerous health risk to your pet.

    **(The medication used at our mobile clinics for the treatment of Roundworm infestation is an oral medication called “Pyrantel Pamoate”. The dosage varies depending on the weight of the animal.)

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF TAPEWORMS: Segments of tapeworms usually have a flat appearance anywhere up to 1/2 inch or they can look like rice kernels after they become dry. Tapeworms are usually found in feces or around the anal area. On rare occasion, they can be found in vomit. However, Tapeworms do not necessarily have to be seen in order for your pet to be infested. Tapeworms are caused by the ingestion of a flea and can grow inside your pet to several feet in length, causing a serious and dangerous health risk to your pet.

    **(The medication used at our mobile clinics for the treatment of Tapeworm infestation is an injectable medication called “Droncit” (active ingredient: “Praziquantel”). The dosage varies depending on the weight of the animal.)

Often puppies and kittens are at the highest risk of having worms/parasites. All infestations of worms/parasites should be treated with the proper medication. At some of our mobile clinics we are able to offer de-wormings to puppies, adult dogs, kittens, and adult cats.