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Deworming Services for Pets

To give your pet the best healthcare possible, we recommend getting them into a deworming routine ASAP. Deworming is a preventative practice that protects your pet from contracting parasites. Your pet’s deworming process should begin when they are 2-weeks-old. They will continue to be treated with deworming medication until they are 3-months-old. If your pet is older than that, and a new addition to your family, they are still welcome to receive our parasite prevention support. To get your pet started on their fight against parasites, book an appointment by calling 905.597.7373.

How can I help my pet avoid parasites?

Parasites can be contracted through feces, infected animals and the great outdoors. Ensure your furry explorer plays in an area where there are no animal droppings. If you’re checking out new green spaces, search online for any recent ticks or mosquito infestations in the area. Ticks are parasites that latch onto your pet’s skin that can transmit Lyme disease and mosquitos can transport heartworms into your pet’s blood stream. It’s not easy to protect your curious pet from an encounter but having them dewormed from a young age is the best first step.

Is deworming necessary?

Yes. Having your pet on a deworming plan protects them and other neighbourhood pets from contracting or spreading parasitic infections. This is an action that benefits your home and entire animal community.

What happens when I give my pet deworming medication?

Deworming blocks parasites from multiplying in your pet’s body or removes them if they’re already there. The medication can be administered orally or through injection. It creates an inhospitable environment for parasites to reproduce. If the goal is to remove worms from your pet’s system, the parasites will exit through your pet’s feces. They may not be visible and that’s okay. During this process, make sure to pick up your pet’s feces to prevent other animals from touching it.

Last updated: October 18, 2021

*NEW CLIENTS AND NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!*

The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • FOOD AND PRESCRIPTION ORDERS

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:

    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital