Pet Heat Safety—One Family’s Smart Summer Choices

The Jones family adore their French bulldog, Oscar, and plan to take Oscar on his first annual Jones summer road trip. Mill Creek Animal Hospital invites you to take a seat and ride along as we watch the Jones family make smart summer choices for their beloved Oscar.    The Jones family trip: Before the [...]

Litter Box Success—An Open Letter From Your Dog

Hey, Mom and Dad: This is Ralph, everyone’s favorite Labrador and resident Good Boy. I am writing to you about a personal topic, but not for me—for Eddie the cat. A lot of confusion seems to surround Eddie’s litter box, and he asked me for help. I know—I am shocked, too—but I guess all my [...]

Summer Safety for Pets—Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Summer is a busy time. We plan our to-do list all year long, and somehow still miss out on many fun things, because we wake up one day and it’s suddenly September. Where did all that time go? At Mill Creek Animal Hospital, we may not know the answer, but we can help you make [...]

What’s That Sound? Noise Aversion In Pets

If your pet scrambles into your lap or ducks into a closet for cover when faced with a loud noise, they may be suffering from noise aversion. This common fear plagues many pets, and can affect them on greatly different levels. Read on to discover if your pet truly has a noise aversion, and how [...]

Not Invited: 5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Your Cookout

Sizzling hamburgers and hot dogs are the smell of summertime, along with roasted corn on the cob, s’mores, and other delicious fare typical of barbecues and cookouts. These mouthwatering aromas are sure to draw in your neighbors, and your pet won’t be far behind. However, while offering invitations to your cookout, avoid issuing one to [...]

6 Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat

Declawing cats, or the amputation of the last part of each digit, has been a controversial topic for some time, and many countries are banning, or have already banned, this procedure. More recently, many veterinary organizations, including the American Association of Feline Practitioners, have pushed to end this practice. Our Mill Creek Animal Hospital team [...]

6 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

When disaster strikes, your furry pal will turn to you for help and safety. After all, they can’t pack their own emergency kit or plan a pet-friendly evacuation route. When creating your family’s disaster preparedness plan, follow these six tips to include your pet. #1: Pack a first aid kit for your pet While your [...]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bringing Home a New Pet

Nothing is more exciting than bringing home a new pet, whether they are a tiny hamster or a lumbering Irish wolfhound. But, simply thinking about a new companion can overwhelm you with all sorts of emotions, and you may jump into a decision without taking the time to think through what you really want. Before [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Allergies In Cats and Dogs

Did you know that, like you, your pet can suffer from seasonal allergies? They can also develop year-round allergies that are triggered by daily exposure to something in their environment. However, pets may develop allergies like people, but most of the similarities stop there. Rather than sneezing and having itchy, watery eyes, your pet is [...]

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