Care Tips

Heartworm Prevention

Mill Creek is offering Proheart injections for your dog.  Instead of trying to remember to give your dog a monthly tablet or chewable, ProHeart is an injection that lasts 6 months!  Please call us with questions. We recommend heartworm preventative all year round.  Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal!  Our winters have…

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Dental Home Care

The spectrum of dental disease in the dog and cat is wide and varied. This paper reviews the dental problems seen in dogs and cats, what services the veterinary dentist can offer, and what pet owners should know about their pets’ teeth and gums. For more information about  how we clean your pets teeth during…

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Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate is a family favorite, especially around the holidays! We get and give chocolate treats at Halloween, eat chocolate bunnies at Easter, various chocolate cakes and cookies at Christmas, chocolate hearts on Valentine’s Day, not to mention birthdays and other family events. Although we can digest chocolate with relative ease, to our furry friends it’s…

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Poinsettias: Fact & Myth

Fact: People buy at least 2-3 million Poinsettia plants annually. Myth: The Christmas Poinsettia is toxic. Fact: The Christmas Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the most widely tested consumer plant on the market. Myth: Ingesting the Christmas Poinsettia causes vomiting, diarrhea, and even death due to toxins entering the bloodstream. Fact: Both American and European Mistletoe (Phoradendron and Viscum, respectively) are…

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Human Medications & Your Pet

Human Meds Are Pets’ Biggest Poisoning Danger: Pill-popping pups prompt many calls to ASPCA’s poison control center By Maryann Mott HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) — When John D’Amato arrived home early from work one day, he found an empty bottle of ibuprofen on the living room floor — and one very sick pet….

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Hazardous Household Plants

For those of you with a green thumb and those who just have a few plants around the house it is important to know which of your plants are poisonous to your cats, kittens and even dogs. According to the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) the ten most common poisonous plants are: marijuana, sago palm,…

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Arthritis & Age

Arthritis If arthritis pain took your dog out of the picture, where would you be, besides a little lost? You’ve always enjoyed those long walks with your best friend. Problem is, joint pain and inflammation can sometimes make it difficult for him to lead the way. That’s why it’s important to recognize the early signs…

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Puppy Training

Basic House Training Direct Method The direct house training method requires you to be nearby to supervise and reward good habits from the beginning. Provide frequent opportunity to eliminate in an appropriate place and to reward this behavior immediately as it occurs. To do this, walk your puppy on a leash at regular intervals. Other…

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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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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.