Flea and Tick Control Des Moines IA

If you dog has a serious case of fleas and ticks, you can use chemical medications and insecticides. But do these products help? Or, is there another better way? Read on to find out.

Anderson Animal Hospital
(515) 954-7027
2560 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Kristin Holm
(515) 280-3100
6110 Creston Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Tuesdays 9:00-5:00

Bryan Animal Hospital PC
(515) 274-3555
3009 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Benham, Tegan, Dvm - Oaks Veterinary Clinic
(515) 279-3654
2030 27th St
Des Moines, IA

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Riordan Pet Hospital
(515) 276-3602
4418 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Adel Veterinary Clinic
(515) 993-9216
619 Greene St
Adel, IA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Halligan, Lori, Dvm - Starch Pet Hospital
(515) 283-1576
2222 University Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Crane, Amy, Dvm - Starch Pet Hospital
(515) 283-1576
2222 University Ave
Des Moines, IA

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West-Side Vet Clinic
(515) 276-5972
3100 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Stroh, L B, Dvm - Animal Medical Clinic
(515) 276-4511
4520 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Fleas and Ticks

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By Bob and Susan Goldstein

Q: Last year we resorted to chemical medications and insecticides since our dog had a serious case of fleas and ticks, and brewer’s yeast and garlic weren’t working. But we’d like to skip the chemicals this year. Can you suggest anything else?

A: Not all brewer’s yeast products are created equal, so it may be worth another try. Search for products that contain dark, non-debittered yeast, not the light-colored yeast that has been processed to taste good. Your dog should be willing to eat it if you mix it with plain, low-fat yogurt.

Topical treatments can help as well: Try a good herbal shampoo such as Solid Gold, the herbal spray Quantum, and Earth Animal’s No More Fleas and Herbal Internal Powder. Also, Dr. Goodpets Scratch Free is an effective homeopathic remedy that can be added to an animal’s drinking water. And make sure your dog wears an herbal flea collar at all times.

Sometimes chemicals are temporarily necessary if the infestation is particularly heavy. If you must use them, you should also use a chemical detoxifier such as Chemotox drops, which can help the body discharge any chemical residues. The product is made by Homeo Vetix and is available through an alternative veterinarian, who can instruct you how to use it properly.

Author: Bob and Susan Goldstein

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