Lange Animal Clinic

Lange Animal Clinic

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About Us

Our expert staff is trained to ensure the best quality veterinary care for your beloved pets- whether it be a routine medical examination to more complicated surgical procedures- our team will exceed your expectations.

Parasite Treatment & Prevention:

External parasites such as fleas and ticks are common external parasites of dogs, cats, and other mammals. They can be transmitted from animal to animal as well as through the environment. Many pets are exposed to fleas and ticks outdoors in yards, patios, dog parks, or on walks. Humans can even bring fleas into their home on their shoes and clothing. These parasites cause itching, hair loss, allergies, anemia, skin infection, as well as transmitting other parasites such as tapeworms or serious diseases such as Ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease. Remember, the key to preventing fleas and ticks is adhering to a monthly, veterinarian-prescribed maintenance program. Without consistent attention, your pet will be susceptible to fleas. A flea problem on your pet means a flea problem in your home. Understanding the flea life cycle and methods for its control can be a daunting task. Our staff will gladly assist you in this process. We can inform you of safe and effective flea prevention treatments including: Advantage Multi, Comfortis, Frontline Plus, Nexgard, or Trifexis.

Internal parasites such as heartworms are a common and potentially deadly parasite that affects both dogs and cats. Symptoms include coughing, aversion to exercise, lethargy, and sudden death. Prevention and early detection are key when it comes to combating the serious disease caused by heartworms. A heartworm prevention should be administered for both cats and dogs to be administered monthly such as: Advantage Multi, HeartGard, or Trifexis.

Intestinal parasites commonly found in the Central Illinois area include: roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia. In most instances, these parasites do not cause external symptoms in pets. Some of these parasites can affect people as well, and can lead to serious disease. For these reasons, biannual testing and monthly preventative measures in our pets is imperative. Fortunately, we have effective medications to treat most parasites. Many of the medications we use to treat internal parasites, called anthelmintics, can treat more than one parasite. The asvent of these broad spectrum anthelmintics makes prevention and treatment much more effective. Many of our monthly heartworm, flea and tick preventatives also provide some intestinal parasite prevention as well.

If you need a new prescription or a refill of a current parasite preventative you are using, and would like to order online, please click HERE.