Deworming Services for Pets

Throughout your pet’s life they may be exposed to worm infections. To reduce the possibility of your pet becoming infected our team encourages deworming treatments. This also prevents your pet from spreading worms to other pets and people in your neighbourhood. (Some worms like tapeworms and roundworms can spread to humans.) Even if your pet stays mostly indoors, we encourage you to have preventative measures in place such as regular testing and deworming medications for them.

What are signs that my pet has worms?

The symptoms may only manifest themselves when your pet has been infected for a long time. This is why it’s so important to have them on worm prevention and tested frequently. Some signs to look out for are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Bloated stomach
  • Bloody stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

    If you notice any of these signs please bring your pet to see one of our veterinarians. Schedule an appointment at 905.707.9059.

    How are worms diagnosed in pets?

    If your pet is infected with intestinal worms our veterinarians will check their stool for worm eggs under a microscope. If your pet has heartworms we will run tests such as bloodwork and possibly ultrasounds and X-rays to determine if vital organs have been damaged. Tapeworms are much easier to detect as they can be seen with the eye without a microscope.

    How can I protect my pet from worms?

    Deworming your pet from an early age is the best form of protection you can give them. Puppies and kittens should start medication between 2 weeks to 1-month-old. These treatments should continue until they are 3-months-old. Younger pets need more frequent medication because their mothers can pass on worms through nursing. We recommend deworming adult pets once every 3 months.

  • Last updated: November 26, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic