Deworming Services for Pets

These aren’t your average garden worms! These worms are harmful parasites that can negatively impact your pet’s health, causing long-lasting damage. It’s important to be vigilant of any sudden changes in your pet’s health, which could be linked to an infection caused by worms. If you suspect your pet has worms or if they’re due for the next deworming, don’t hesitate to contact us at 403.337.3221.

How do I know if my pet has worms?

The best way to confirm if your pet has worms is for our veterinary team to run diagnostic tests to confirm the infection. Common worms that inhabit furry family members are roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. A stool sample examined under a microscope will help confirm if there are any larvae or adult worms living inside your pet’s intestines. Symptoms you can look out for at home are:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss

    When should I take my pet to be dewormed?

    Kittens and puppies should be dewormed during their first few weeks of life, since they’re either born with them or are infected while nursing. Our veterinary team can create a deworming plan for your pet to decide which medicine will work best to evict the pesky critters living inside your pet.

    Can I use home remedies to deworm my pet?

    Home remedies aren’t strong enough or effective long-term in deworming your pet. We recommend either oral medicine or a shot that will treat a wide range of parasites at once. The medicine is intended to harm the parasite, not your pet.

  • Last updated: July 27, 2021

    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, heartworm testing, 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.
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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 Carstairs Veterinary Clinic