Welcome to Town & Country Veterinary Clinic
Quality care from hamsters to holsteins.
We offer friendly, affordable and experienced services for large, small and exotic animals. We currently serve as the pound for the City of Fort Dodge, IA and for Webster County, IA. If you have a lost animal, please call us during business hours. 515-955-8591
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Saturday 8:00am – 12:00am.
As the weather becomes more erratic and warmer, we are seeing more problems with parasites and water-borne diseases. If your animal is among the many who are itching, please take the time to look at the skin, especially above the head of the tail and on the neck. If you see any scampering bugs or dark curly-cues that turn red in water, your animal has fleas, even if they’ve NEVER HAD THEM BEFORE. A lot of the over-the-counter flea remedies are no longer effective and if you aren’t treating every animal, your house and your yard, you may never get rid of the little pests. Check out Pet Topics for a better rundown on the problem. Ticks are another problem especially in the Spring and Fall. They carry Lyme Disease, Rocky Mounting Fever, Tularemia and other diseased. These are becoming more common in north central Iowa. The Lyme vaccination is relatively inexpensive and very effective in preventing a dibilitating disease. We are seeing more cases of active Lyme infection that present as a host of problems that can mimic other diseases. Vaccinations are also important for relatively common diseases like distemper and parvo. This is where an ounce of prevention is certainly worth more than a pound of cure. Vaccinate!
Check out our page for chocolate toxicity. You might also want to check out our recommendations for a pet emergency kit under Pet Topics.