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Deworming Services for Pets

Deworming will help prevent your pet from getting several types of internal and external parasites, which can damage their digestive health and stunt their growth. But, did you know that deworming protects even yourself and the other human members of your family? That’s right – people can get worms from their cats and dogs. Fortunately, regular deworming is a simple measure against the damaging effects of these parasites. To learn more about deworming, please call us at 705.742.4243.

What are signs that my pet has worms?

Laboured breathing, vomiting, constipation, bloated stomach, persistent coughing, bloody stool, and visible worms or worm parts in their stool are all symptoms that your pet is suffering from parasitic worms. We ask that you reach out to our team immediately if you see any of these signs in your furry family member.

Are worms dangerous to humans?

Unfortunately, yes. Parasitic worms can thrive in your intestines for a long time. They can cause serious health problems. Anemia, fatigue, weight loss and abdominal pain are just some of the issues that you can experience once you have worms.

How often should I deworm my pet?

Our veterinary team recommends that kittens and puppies are dewormed once every 2 weeks until they are 3-months-old. Then, they are usually dewormed when they reach 4 months, 6 months and then when they are 12-months-old. When fully grown, dogs and cats should be dewormed about 2 times per year. More or less deworming may be needed depending on your pet’s unique lifestyle. Barn cats, for instance, may require more deworming than indoor cats.


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Is Rabies Virus Really A Risk For My Pet

Rabies is one of the oldest and most feared viral infections of all time. Despite having a vaccine available, every year, there are 55,000 human deaths worldwide. Of the 25 human deaths from rabies in Canada, the most recent was in 2012, and all happened after exposure to bats. In Canada, there were 239 cases of animal rabies in 2017 and 183 in 2018.

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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Champlain Animal Hospital