From puppies and kittens to geriatric patients, preventive care is the best way to ensure a healthy, happy pet. We want to stress the importance of preventive health care in order to keep your pet an active part of your family for years to come. Keep your pet current with recommended routine physical examinations, booster vaccinations and tests for intestinal parasites. Make sure regular heartworm prevention is a necessity for dogs and cats.
Also as a part of preventive health care, we recommend spaying and neutering for any animal not being used for breeding. Early spaying and neutering will significantly reduce the chances your pet has of developing mammary tumors, uterine infections, testicular cancer or prostate disease. Preventive health care could help keep otherwise minor problems from becoming dangerous to your pet and costly for you.
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.
For more helpful information on fleas, ticks, and prevention, visit: http://www.promeris.com/about_fleas_and_ticks.html
Your dog and cat should have regular dental examinations and teeth cleaning just as we do. Cimarron's preventive dental services include: cleaning, polishing, tooth extraction, and oral surgery.
Cimarron Animal Hospital is your choice for quality pet care and is a vet clinic located in Wichita, Kansas.