Flea and Tick Control
Like most pet owners, you probably enjoy spending quality time with your pets both indoors and out. Don’t leave them at risk for any unwelcome visits from pesky parasites like fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks can be very damaging to the human-animal bond, particularly when flea invasion gets out of control or when ticks hitch a ride with your pet. Not only can these unfriendly parasites make your pets extremely uncomfortable, they can pose grave health risks.
Since fleas can survive a cold winter by feeding on unprotected pets and ticks are active whenever it is warm enough outside for them to crawl about their surroundings, preventive measures should be taken year round. By undergoing measures to inhibit these outbreaks, the diseases these parasites transmit to pets and people can also be mitigated or prevented.
There are many safe and effective flea and tick control products available, and our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your pets risk factors and health status. Once a year, it is important to discuss with your veterinarian which external pest control products are ideal for your household, based upon the everyday life of your pet.
Intestinal parasites such as hookworms and roundworms can be a troublesome concern, especially for very young animals. Most puppies/kittens are born with worms and dogs/cats remain susceptible to the harmful parasites throughout their lives. Worms live inside your pet, making the symptoms difficult to pinpoint, and are therefore detected through a fecal analysis. Internal parasites can not only harm your pet, but many can also be transferred to children and adults, making them sick as well.
Our hospital performs a fecal analysis on all new puppies and kittens. If your pet does have a parasite problem, our veterinarians can provide you with different medications and treatments to remedy the problem and steer your pet back to good health. Preventive care and prescription heart worm medication are key, because of the damages presented by intestinal parasites to both pets and people. Our primary focus is to provide your pet with the safest and most effective ongoing preventive care.
Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure to combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies. We don’t require an exam with vaccines, however it is always recommended but owners may decline.
Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the pet’s immune system to inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet’s risk factors. Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure for optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.
Not everyone is aware of how life-threatening heartworms can be and how easy it is to prevent them. Administering heartworm preventative on a regular basis is an important part of responsible dog ownership! Prevention of heartworms is easy! Heartworm preventatives kill the immature worms in a dog’s blood and have little or no effect on the dog. Killing adult worms is much harder on your dog. This requires hospitalization and up to four to six months of limited activity to prevent damage to the lungs as the adult heartworms die, but Preventing Heartworm Disease is definitely easier on your dog and is now much simpler than it used to be! The most common preventatives are given once a month by the pet’s caretaker. When given every month, they are very effective in preventing Heartworm infection and subsequent development of Heartworm Disease.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Cumberland Animal Hospital has met our every need in regards to veterinary care for our animals. We have known Dr. Price and Dr. Geiger to be caring, knowledgeable, and competent in all they do. A staff that works hard to answer any question, and complete business transactions with courtesy and accuracy complement the veterinarians. All vet techs have treated our dogs with the love and concern of true professionals. On every occasion that we have visited the clinic we were treated like family. We would recommend Cumberland Animal Hospital to all who seek great care for beloved pets.
David and Risa CheneyAwesome Service
I just wanted to take a moment to fully express how much we've grown to love Cumberland Animal Hospital and all of the staff (my entire household considers them all friends), over the years. We see them frequently wether it's for annual check ups, emergencies & boarding. The staff has always exceeded in all areas of what's typically expected at a Veterinary clinic and you instantly know it, when Demali greets you as you walk in; customer care, attention to detail, thorough explanations, communication, accomodating scheduling, and their obvious true love for all animals and their well being. A truly refreshing experience within any industry.
Cassie RenteriaAmazing Service
They see all of our personal furry family members & both of my sister's have also became clients of Cumberland Animal Hospital. Again, we see them often; it's legitimately one of our children's favorite places to go. Dr. Geiger & (Jenn and Elise - who ALWAYS helps us and Lambeau and is there a lot during boarding :/ I'm obviously exhausted) both hold a very special place in their hearts because of the time they take with them, explaining whatever process they may be doing and by making sure they know how to be responsible pet owners (medical jars of fun organs and parasitic worms are just an awesome perk, haha).
Cassie RenteriaAmazing Service
Dr. Geiger and her team of amazing women, also legitimately saved my sister's newly adopted kitten's life. Literally, as soon as I heard all the going-ons with her kitten, all I knew was that we had to get her in to see Dr. Geiger. After a very thorough, methodical attack plan to save her kitten - it all worked & it wasn't a crazy monetary amount (it wasn't the unfortunate, typical, immediately jumping to spending thousands of dollars, etc...); just correct judgment on the treatment plans to get her healthy. She is THRIVING & my sister is beyond grateful.
We are so happy to have found them - the dynamics between them all, our families & our pets - is awesome! We just love them.
Cassie RenteriaAmazing Service
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At Cumberland Animal Hospital we are committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
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