Parasite Prevention and Treatment

Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA, provides exceptional veterinarian preventative care with top-of-the-line vet products. Our animal hospital offers wellness exams, parasite protection, and all veterinary injuries and illnesses at the highest level. Our expert veterinary team loves animals and takes cautious, compassionate steps to treat your pet.

Parasites like roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, ticks, and fleas transmit dangerous and potentially fatal diseases. The only way to protect your pet is to keep routine annual exams. Our vet can determine if your pet has any health concerns and address them promptly. 

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Symptoms of Tick and Flea Issues

Tick and flea infestations can cause a range of symptoms in pets. Recognizing these signs early and protecting your pet from these parasites is essential, as both can transmit diseases and cause discomfort.

Remove the insects as quickly as possible if you notice any ticks or fleas on your pet. Contact our vet for advice or to schedule an appointment. Remember to observe your pet for evidence of discomfort, pain, or illness. The following are symptoms of a flea and tick problem with your pet:

  • Constant head shaking
  • Excessive itching
  • Flea dirt in your pet’s fur
  • Scabs
  • Restlessness
  • Flea eggs in your pet’s fur
  • Hair loss
  • Skin twitching

Critical Tick and Flea Infestation

If you notice your pet has picked up ticks or fleas, do not leave it untreated. The suffering that comes with it can be unbearable and painful, leading to severe or fatal health conditions. Our veterinarian can guide you to affordable and accessible parasite prevention and treatment options.

Tick and Flea Prevention

You can take a few preventative measures to eliminate parasites and soothe the irritation and pain induced by the bites. Talk with our vet about a prescription for year-round parasite prevention medications. The following are measures you can do at home:

  • Check your pet’s skin after an outdoor outing.
  • Always keep outdoor trash cans covered.
  • Wash bedding regularly.
  • Keep your yard cut short and free of clippings.
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs often.
  • Brush your pet’s fur weekly.

Contact Doggie Dude Ranch for Parasite Prevention

At Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA, our veterinarian provides treatments and remedies to eliminate parasites from your pet, treat any resulting health condition, and provide preventative care measures to protect your pet. Our animal hospital offers the industry's latest and most effective prevention products. We can help your pet. Contact our welcoming team at (515) 382-1444 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your pet’s appointment.

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