Parasite Prevention For Your Pet

Flea, tick, heartworm, and intestinal parasite prevention is an important part of taking care of your pet’s health. Your pet’s wellness exam includes an internal and external parasite check. If an infestation is identified, we offer a variety of flea and tick treatments.


Additionally, we offer a selection of safe and effective preventive products available for pick up at our clinic or from our online pharmacy.  We will help you select the one that is best for you and your pet.

Please contact us if you notice any of the warning signs your pet may need flea, tick or parasite health care.

Contact us if you see signs of infestation

Please contact us if you notice any of the warning signs your pet may need flea, tick or parasite health care.

Signs of Parasite Infestation

Fleas and ticks can infect your home and bite your family as well as your pets. These parasites feed on blood and can cause a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, infections, or serious tick-borne illnesses. We recommend year-round heartworm prevention and flea and tick prevention to maximize the protection.​​​

Signs of Flea Infestation

  • Flea dirt (dark specks) in the fur

  • Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur

  • Excessive licking, scratching, chewing on fur

  • Scabs or hot spots on the skin

  • Crying out or anxious behavior

Signs of Tick-Borne Diseases

Examples of tick-borne diseases include:  Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis

  • Loss of appetite

  • Lethargy

  • Fever

  • Swollen lymph nodes

  • Joint swelling or limping

Heartworms and other Internal Parasites

Heartworms and other internal parasites can cause severe health problems in your pet. A blood test and a fecal exam are needed to diagnose internal parasites. They can be transmitted from one pet to another (indirectly via the mosquito for heartworms, directly from pet to pet for fleas, and multiple ways for various intestinal parasites). Following a strict parasite treatment plan offers the maximum protection for your pet and your family.

What Our Pet Parents are Saying!

Dr. Ben and Dr. Colleen are the best of the best when it comes to compassionate and knowledgeable veterinarians. It is so evident how much they truly care for our pets."
Jamie P. and Willow

4728 University Ave.

Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Ph:    319-277-2354    

Fax:  319-277-0673     


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Dr. Ben Nemmers, Dr. Colleen Nemmers and Dr. Amanda Ritter are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of providing general and advanced veterinary care to the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding communities. Our team at Companion Animal Clinic & Pet Resort would love to meet you and your furry companion. Rest assured we care for your pets just as we do our own.  

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