Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Being overweight can impact your cat’s health significantly. It can cause joint problems and diabetes among other things. It is always easier to put on the weight than it is to take it off, so by being proactive and feeding an appropriate amount of food, you can help decrease the problems that come with being overweight in the long run!
The rule of thumb is you should be able to feel your cat’s ribs with a slight fat cover when running your hands down their sides. You shouldn’t have to dig in to feel the ribs and they shouldn’t be sticking out. If you have to dig in your cat is probably storing some extra weight. We can help you get that weight down so that your cat will live a long and healthy life!
How can my cat lose weight?
Feeding a diet that helps with weight loss is a great first step. We can help you decide which food is going to work best for your cat. Also, little things like moving the food dish so your cat has to walk more to get to it, or using a toy that drops pieces of kibble out of it, will help your cat stay active.
What is offered in nutritional consultation?
We will assess your pet’s body condition score and discuss your cat’s lifestyles and nutritional needs. We will then make a nutritional recommendation based on our discussion.
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. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 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