Flea and Tick Prevention
If your cat has had fleas or your dog has had fleas and/or ticks, you know how irritating a pest infestation can be for your pet. What you may not realize is just how dangerous that infestation can be, both to your pet’s health and to your family. For example, ticks are known to transmit Lyme disease, while fleas can transmit tapeworms, a dangerous parasite.
As their hosts brush past grasses and leaves, fleas and ticks can fall off and cling to the tips of plants, waiting to jump onto an animal as it walks by. As a result, by the time they enter your home, these tiny pests have become powerful “disease factories.” To understand what happens next, it helps to learn about the life cycle of each.
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One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect an unprotected dog.
Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes year-round and are found in dogs that live indoors and outdoors.
ALWAYS have your dog tested for heartworms before starting a preventive regimen. Giving a preventive to a dog that is already heartworm-positive can cause further complications.
If your dog tests positive for heartworms, your veterinarian will discuss a treatment plan with you.
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Dogs and cats, just like humans, can have allergies. In fact more than 30% of all skin irritations in our pets can be attributed to allergies. These allergies can come from foods, inhaled allergens like weed, tree, and grass pollens, fungi, even insects and storage mites.
Since there is no known “cure” for allergies and the prospect of avoiding all the things your pet reacts to is unrealistic, we turn to hyposensitization, or allergy injections to help us most effectively manage your pet’s allergies.
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Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be found in most animals, including livestock and wildlife. The bacteria are passed through urine to water sources. The bacteria can be present in any stagnant water.
Your dog can become infected with Lepto by being in contact with the water source. It enters through a cut in the skin or mucous membranes. It is contagious and can be transmitted from dog to dog.
Cimarron Animal Hospital has vaccines available for Leptospirosis - contact us today to set up an appointment, or ask about it during your pet's next wellness check.