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Deworming Services for Pets

Constant and continued deworming is one of the best and most efficient ways to protect your pet from parasites all year round. Our team will work with you to prescribe the best type of medication or treatment for you and your loyal companion.

What is deworming for cats/dogs/other pets?

Deworming is a preventative treatment that protects your pet from parasites. Medications are usually taken orally (sometimes an injection is administered to kill worms), at a regular dosing schedule depending on you and your pet’s preference and lifestyle. The medications work to kill worms in your pet’s gut, as well as larvae that may have made their way inside your pet. As you can tell by its name, deworming medications are primarily used to prevent and get rid of parasitic worms, although they can also help with other types of parasites.

How important is deworming for dogs/cats/other pets?

Ensuring that your pet is updated on their deworming medication and schedule is key to maintaining their health and well-being. Worms and other parasites can cause a wide variety of unwanted symptoms in your pet such as skin issues, loss of appetite and other diseases. Aside from causing harm to your loyal companion, parasites can also cause harm to you and other people that your pet may come in contact with. For example, certain species of the parasite called coccidia can be transmitted from pets to humans.

How often should my dog/cat/pet be dewormed?

As a general rule of thumb, pets should be dewormed at least 3 times per year. They should not go more than 3 months between each deworming treatment. That being said, different deworming schedules are needed for pets at different stages of their lives. Puppies, for instance, should be dewormed approximately every 2 weeks until they are 8 weeks old. Then, once they are 12-weeks-old and above, they can be dewormed every 3 months. Depending on your puppy’s health, veterinarians may even advise for them to be dewormed every month until they are 6-months-old. If you have any questions about deworming your pet, please give us a call at 250.926.0006.

Last updated: December 11, 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!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 Coastland Veterinary Hospital