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Can I Use CBD Oil in My Pet, and for What?

As the use of products containing cannabinoids becomes more widespread and popular for a variety of afflictions, it’s natural that CBD oil usage would enter the world of pet care. CBD products are now thought to help people, as well as pets, with many ailments, and, while few veterinary studies have been completed compared with [...]

How Can I Protect My Pet from the Heat?

As the summer heats up, you spend your days floating in the cool water of your pool, sipping on delicious, fresh-squeezed lemonade. Your furry pal looks on in disdain at the chlorinated water, horrified that you splashed a small wave their way to try to cool them off. You know your pet must be sweltering [...]

What Heartworm Preventive Should I Use for My Pet?

Preventing your pet against heartworm disease is much easier, safer, and more economical than treating the disease, and also demonstrates your love and compassion for your best friend. Heartworm disease is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition caused by heartworms that have reached the adult stage and cannot be killed by monthly larvicides—you’re likely familiar with [...]

What’s the Best Flea and Tick Preventive for My Pet?

As the temperature ramps up, so do insect populations, particularly fleas and ticks. These blood-sucking pests can do a number on your pet, not only by biting and causing irritation, but also by transmitting a variety of serious diseases. The best way to protect your pet—and your family—from flea and tick infestations is through year-round [...]

What’s the Deal with Raw Diets?

As a devoted pet owner, you naturally want what’s best for your beloved companion. But, with so many opinions circulating on the ideal diet for cats and dogs, how do you know what to believe? While there is no such thing as the “best” food for your pet, you can use the following information to [...]

What Should I Expect from an Annual Exam Visit?

Each year, you load up your furry pal and head to Mill Creek Animal Hospital, where your pet is given a vaccination series, and examined from whisker to tail. But, what really happens during your pet’s annual exam, and is it necessary every year? While all annual exams follow similar guidelines, we tailor each exam [...]

Does My Indoor Pet Really Need Flea Control?

Fleas are as insidious as cockroaches, and as hardy. When the world ends, it may be difficult to tell which pesky creature will be the last one standing. Fleas can set up shop in your home without you realizing the extent of the infestation until it’s too late. Playing catch-up and tackling a flea infestation [...]

Does my Dog Really Need Year-Round Heartworm Prevention?

Does your dog need year-round heartworm prevention? The short answer is yes, your dog truly does need heartworm prevention all year. But, to explain the reasons for this answer, let’s delve deeper into how heartworms affect your canine companion, and why administering year-round prevention is crucial. While the reasons why your pooch should take year-round [...]

Can My Pet Get COVID-19?

You’ve likely seen recent news reports of several animal species testing positive for COVID-19 in the U.S., as the number of human infections continues to rise. Although there was originally little to no evidence to indicate pets or other animals could be infected with the novel coronavirus, we’ve discovered there is still much to learn [...]

How Often Do I Need to Take My Pet to the Veterinarian

Routine veterinary care forms the foundation of your pet’s healthy lifestyle, and is one of the most important necessities you can provide. More than a physical exam, routine veterinary care builds your pet’s immunity, protects her from deadly diseases, prevents parasitic infections, and allows us to detect health problems early. You may question how often [...]