Deworming

Whether you have recently adopted a new family member, or you suspect your pet has contracted parasites, the compassionate team at Essington Road Animal Hospital is here to help fight against the potential health problems that could develop due to these pests. Lead by our passionate veterinarians, Dr. Adam M. Abou-Youssef and Dr. Christine Kilpatrick, we proudly offer professional deworming services to ensure the long-lasting health and happiness of your pet.

From our precise deworming schedules tailored to the age of your puppy, kitten, cat, or dog, to obtaining initial fecal samples and prescribing right medications for their unique situation, our Joliet veterinary team will work closely with you to ensure your companion is well taken care of.

If you have any questions or your animal is displaying any unusual behavior, call our friendly veterinary clinic today to set your pet’s initial examination!

Signs Your Pet Has Parasites

Sometimes, animals can act abnormally due to many different factors, including a recent move, a new home, a change in climate or food. However, it is imperative the bring your pet to our Joliet facility if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Visible worms in your pet’s stool, fur, or vomit
  • Bloody stool
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dry skin or dull coat
  • Sudden weight loss despite eating regularly
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness or lack of energy

Deworming Your Companion

Drs. Abou-Youssef and Kilpatrick understand how these symptoms and situations can be both stressful and traumatic. Our compassionate team will first conduct an open and honest conversation where you as the pet owner can express your concerns and hopes for your pet’s optimal health. Once discussed, we get to work right away and will obtain a fecal sample to determine the exact course of treatment that your pet needs.

At our full-service facility, we have a variety of treatment options available for properly ridding your pet of parasites. Some of which often include:

  • Diagnosing parasites in pets with a fecal examination
  • Deworming with professionally-prescribed medications depending on your pet’s age, size, and current health
  • Parasite prevention with year-round attention and treatment

Although the thought of your animal companion having parasites is a disturbing notion, these conditions are quite common. However, the sooner you bring in your pet for professional treatment, the sooner you can reduce the risk of long-term health problems.

Contact Essington Road Animal Hospital

Early diagnosis and accurate treatment are vital for helping your pet live the happy, healthy life they deserve. Our team is happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have, contact our Joliet facility today!

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