We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
For fleas, if the infestation is severe, you can see the fleas jumping and moving around. If it is not severe, you may notice that your cat is restless, or scratching and licking a bit more than normal. Fleas are tiny and blackish in colour. Turn your cat on it’s back and check the armpits and groin for redness, blood or dirt. You may see red bumps. For ticks, do a thorough body check. Starting at the head, run your hands over your cat’s body, paying attention to areas like under the collar, in and around the ears, under the tail, between the toes, groin and armpits. You are feeling for something the size of a pencil eraser. You may also notice your cat is bothering at a certain spot. If you notice any of these things or suspect your cat may have fleas or ticks, give us a call and we can help you out.
Fleas are little, bloodsucking, jumping bugs that can live a long time without a food source. They are quite irritating and can make your cat quite itchy.
How do fleas harm cats?
They are quite irritating and can make your cat quite itchy. They can cause blood loss, skin issues, and if ingested can cause a tapeworm infestation.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
Not only are fleas a nuisance to both you and your pet, but a flea infestation can be fatal if left untreated. The easiest way to protect your pet is to prevent the fleas from finding your pet appealing in the first place.
What are ticks? How are they treated?
Ticks are a parasite that lives in tall grasses and trees and they attach themselves to your pet’s skin and help themselves to a blood meal. If you find one, you can pull it out but be sure to learn the appropriate way of doing so. At Mill Creek, we like to prevent them from latching on in the first place, by using a product that keeps the ticks from even wanting to latch on.
I recently had my check-up with Dr. B, and he mentioned that I have a lot of tartar on my teeth and something called a resorptive lesion. I had been noticing that my mouth wasn’t feeling so clean, and it did hurt when I ate my kibble.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mill Creek Animal Hospital