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.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Saturday 8:00am - 11:00am.
Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner. Time to think about cold weather topics. Though we have had a few frosts there are still mosquitoes and ticks in abundance. Be sure and continue heartworm preventative and flea and tick products. Nature will be on our side in taking care of flea problems, but if you have an infestation in your home, fleas are perfectly comfortable in your home during the winter, so keep treating for at least three months if you have a problem.
If you have outdoor animals, now is the time to make sure to have a weather resistant sanctuary for your pets. They need to have a place out of the wind, off the cold ground and sufficiently small enough so as not to allow too much loss of body heat. Worming your outdoor animals will also ensure that they're going into the winter without having to invest valuable calories and nutrients on parasites. We also recommend that outdoor pets get up to 30% more calories during the winter in order to maintain their weight and keep warm.
Seasonal poisonings include things such as antifreeze and rat and mouse baits.
Check out our recommendations for a pet emergency kit under Pet Topics.