5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a New Family Dog

An impulse puppy purchase may seem spontaneous and fun, but adding a new four-legged family member is a big decision. You want to provide a loving, lifelong home for your new pet, and don’t want to be saddled with a dog who does not fit your family’s expectations. Doing your homework to choose the right [...]

Heart Disease Basics for Pet Owners

Your pet’s heart is one of their most important organs, despite its simple design—four chambers that receive and pump blood, and four valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. A number of problems can disrupt normal function, however, and heart disease affects approximately 15% of cats and 10% of dogs, which means the [...]

Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?

As a cat owner, you may have experienced one of the most serious frustrations of sharing your home with a sensitive feline—peeing outside the litter box. Cats are commonly surrendered to animal shelters because of inappropriate elimination, which can be challenging to manage, especially if rooted in behavior issues. However, learning why your cat may [...]

What Tools Do I Need to Set My Puppy Up for Success?

Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting. However, in all the excitement of picking out the perfect pet for your family, you may not have thought much about what needs to happen after you bring your puppy home. Picture your pup as a ball of clay, waiting to be shaped into a happy, healthy, [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet Needs Regular Wellness Care

Although you may think you’re saving money by visiting Mill Creek Animal Hospital only when your pet is ill or injured, that is not the case in the long run. Similar to keeping your car in good running condition through regular oil changes and tire rotations, routine preventive care keeps your pet running like a [...]

Keeping Your Pet’s Paws Off Poisons: 10 Common Pet Toxins

Are you constantly wrenching items from your dog’s jaws, or pulling things from your cat’s curious paws? If your furry pal is too inquisitive for their own good, they have a higher chance of toxic substance exposure. Your home, garage, and yard are full of potentially dangerous items that can be toxic for your four-legged [...]

Why Does My Cat Do That? Odd Cat Behaviors Explained

Cats are known for being mysterious creatures, full of wonder and whimsy. And while we adore our cats, we often don’t understand why they do what they do. Being able to speak your cat’s language would help you understand their behavior, but until a feline translator app is developed, we’ve at least unraveled some mysteries [...]

What Does Dental Health Care Entail For My Pet?

If you’re a dog owner, your furry pal has more teeth than you, making dental care more essential. And, your cat has only two fewer teeth than a person, so they need a good oral health care regimen, too. Since your four-legged friend doesn’t have thumbs, you are responsible for ensuring they receive gold-standard dental [...]

What Infectious Diseases Can My Dog Contract?

You may not be aware that many dangers lurk in your neighborhood, hiding under leaf litter, in bushes, and on the sidewalk. Disease pathogens are everywhere, and without proper protection, your furry pal can easily contract an illness during a simple outdoor stroll. Your dog can pick up pathogens through contact with contaminated feces, a [...]

Should My Cat Receive the Feline Leukemia Vaccine?

Your feline friend has it all—a plush bed, a perch overlooking the birdfeeder, delectable meals. What more could your cat possibly want? However, they are restless, which may be a clue that they are bored and missing out on something. Perhaps they would enjoy some outdoor time, or would appreciate another cat for companionship.  Before [...]

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