Deworming in Miami, FL


Ensuring your pet is dewormed is an essential part of taking care of your pet.

Though about 85% of puppies and kittens are born with parasitic infections, they usually develop immunity over time. However, illness and stress can weaken your pet's immune system, and any dormant larvae in your pet can become active again. Intestinal parasites can hinder growth and development and can also be transmitted between pets and pet owners. If you suspect that your pet may have a parasitic infection, we can conduct a fecal exam to detect microscopic parasite eggs and confirm an infection.
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Common Internal Parasites


Administering Dewormers

It is important to seek guidance from your veterinarian before administering deworming medication to your pet. Different dewormers are designed to target specific parasites and you should choose the right medication based on your pet's age, infection type, and current health condition. It is also critical to administer the medication exactly as prescribed to avoid the risk of an overdose or any other potential complications.

Typically, puppies and kittens under six months of age should be dewormed every two weeks. Newborns should begin treatment at two weeks of age and continue deworming until they reach six months old. Additionally, it is essential to deworm the mother along with her offspring to prevent infection through her milk. Whether purchasing medication from your vet, online, or from a local store, it is vital to discuss with your vet to choose the appropriate dewormer for your pet's unique needs.

How To Control Parasites

Parasites have a tendency to re-infect their hosts, making it crucial to eliminate their eggs and larvae before they cause another infestation. One effective way of controlling parasites is by maintaining a clean and dry living environment for pets.

It is recommended to keep pets in areas that are easy to clean and sanitize, such as cement or gravel. Dirt and grass should be avoided when possible, as they can harbor parasites. Regularly removing pet waste and exterminating fleas is also important in preventing parasite infestations.
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Call for Deworming in Miami

Dollys Animal Clinic offers urgent care, orthopedic surgery, pet wellness care, in-house laboratory testing, and dental care for dogs and cats in Tamiami, Sweetwater, West Kendall, Westchester.