Heartworm Disease

In dogs, heartworm disease is a parasitic infestation that affects the heart and lungs.  Adult heartworms grow up to 10 to 12 inches in length and populate the heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries.  This population can cause lung disease and heart failure. In cats, in addition to affecting the heart and lungs, adult heartworms can grow 5 to 8…

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Cats Eyes

Eyes and Vision Did you know that the volume and weight of a cat’s eye in relation to that of its body is greater than that of any other mammal? The eye of the cat is situated at the front of the head, as with humans, which means that they have to turn around to…

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Grain-Free Diets: Good or Evil?

Pet food companies have been marketing grain free diets in the past decade, and insinuate that these diets are much healthier for our pets, as though corn, wheat, and rice are harmful. Most veterinarians have been skeptical of these marketing gimmicks. They have made pet food companies a lot of money, but most veterinarians have…

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Sprayed by a Skunk?

Skunks are often coming around your home in in search of food, so if there are skunks around, you probably have lawn grubs. Get rid of the grubs and you will probably get rid of the skunks. Paul Krebaum, a chemist, invented a new more effective formula for de-skunking a dog. Mix in an open…

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Halloween Safety

The Halloween holiday can be very exciting for people and pets. Just as we keep our kids safe during this holiday, we also need to remember to keep our pets safe as well. Below are some safety tips found on the ASPCA website. Don’t leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween: There are…

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Food Allergies

An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity to a substance or substances usually protein in nature which is perceived by the body as foreign. Signs of allergies in dogs may manifest as itching and in some cases diarrhea. Food allergies account for only about 5 to 10 percent of all allergic reactions in dogs….

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Microchip IDs & Cancer

Can Microchip Identification Cause Cancer? Recent stories circulating suggest that there is a link between the microchips used in identifying pets and cancer. Why is this being suspected now? Previous Presidential candidate Tommy Thompson has been quoted as being in support of the microchips in humans and there are questions about his interest in the…

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Holiday Pet Hazards

Along with family, friends and cheer, holidays bring potential hazards to your pets! At Mill Creek Animal Clinic, we would like you to be as prepared as possible. So before you deck the halls with holiday décor, please review the hazards listed below. Everyday Hazards Electric cords – can cause electrocution if chewed, watch for frayed…

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Grape / Raisin Toxicity

Did you know that grapes and raisins are toxic to your canine companion? New research is also suggesting that cats and ferrets can also experience kidney damage from ingesting grapes/raisins. While the exact toxin within the fruits is still under investigation, a potential theory is that a fungus within the fruit causes the kidney failure…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.