FLEA/TICK CONTROL

Cimarron Wants to Help You Avoid Parasites
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 is the best flea and tick treatment for your pet and why is protection important? 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."

There are several different types of flea and tick medications including oral and topical.

  • Oral medications are pills that your pet can chew and swallow. Some of these medications last for a few days and others are monthly treatments. Oral medications such as this will often kill larvae or attack the nervous systems of the pests.
  • Topical medications are applied to the fur and skin in between the pet's shoulders. Many of these kinds of topical medications will last for a month and repel fleas and ticks in addition to killing them.

Cimarron Animal Hospital can help you find the best flea and tick treatment for your pet, whether oral or topical. Contact us to learn more.

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND PROCEDURES

FAQs

  • We are scheduling appointments for curbside or drop-off patients only.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new patients at this time.
  • You can refill prescriptions in our online store.
  • We can take all payments via the phone using a debit or credit card to minimize everyone’s exposure during this critical time.

Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Thursday 8AM-Noon
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28

Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.

If you need to bring your pet in for emergency care:

  • Please call when you get to our clinic so we can help determine the best way to help you and your pets.  We ask that you remain in your car and we will come to you.
  • We are escorting pets from your car into our hospital for exams, treatments, and drop off appointments to minimize everyone’s human exposure.
  • We ask that all dogs be on a leash and all cats and exotic pets be in a proper pet carrier or pet taxi.
  • In instances where owners must be present, we ask that only one family member be present and that you wait in your car until we call to let you know your exam room is ready for you.

Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.

We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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