Our team at Lincoln Animal Hospital want your family to enjoy California’s many outdoor activities. Cypress and its surrounding areas have fantastic hiking opportunities, but the lush greenery in combination with California’s hot summer creates a breeding ground for ticks and fleas. At our animal hospital, we provide flea and tick prevention to keep your pet safe and healthy.
Diseases That Can Be Transmitted by Fleas and Ticks
Diseases from flea and tick bites have more than doubled over the last ten years in Minnesota, according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Prominent flea diseases that can be transmitted to humans include typhus and plague, and can act as intermediate hosts for tapeworms. For ticks, there are dozens of species that are deadly for pets, such as the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. The deer tick carries Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia. While these illnesses can be treated at a human or animal hospital, they are not one hundred percent curable, and side effects can linger for years, especially with Lyme disease. Preventing flea and tick bites on you and your pets is the first and best treatment.
Our veterinary services include recommending the right flea and tick prevention options for your pet. We offer several brands for topical prevention, all of which work as repellents for ticks and fleas that find their way onto your pet's fur. Topical treatments deter these parasites from sticking around on your animal by creating a harsh environment for them. We also offer oral prevention options, which contain a small molecule safe for you and your pet, but targets and inhibits neurological proteins on parasites when they try to bite your furry animal. Both topical and oral prevention help with flea control for one month, at which point a new dose needs to be administered. Flea and tick collars are also available. However, collars do not provide full coverage for your pet. Collars are most effective in combination with oral or topical monthly medications.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
Lincoln Animal Hospital offers full veterinary services for the Cypress, CA, and nearby areas, and is ready to help with parasite preventions and treatments for your pet. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call us at (714) 995-9200 today. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, we look forward to assisting you!