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.
Skin is the protective barrier that protects all of the internal structures in the body, so it is important to keep it in its best condition. Skin can also be an indicator of underlying diseases, so monitoring any changes in skin and fur coat can help the doctor in making a diagnosis. Dogs that swim or spend a lot of time outside should be bathed to help wash away skin irritants, however, over-bathing can strip the skin of natural oils that pets need.
What are the causes, symptoms & diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?
There numerous causes of bacterial skin infections. Scratching, licking and chewing excessively can be symptoms of a skin infection. Bacterial skin infections can be diagnosed by taking impression smears, tape preparations, cultures, and microscopic investigation. They can also be secondary to other types of infections, so it is best to come into our clinic, see our doctors, and make a treatment plan.
What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for ringworm?
Ringworm is caused by a fungus and is not actually a worm! The typical presentation of ringworm is a red lesion, with a ring of scaly skin around the edge. Treatment can require medication and anti-fungal shampoos.
What are the causes and treatment for allergic skin diseases?
There are many causes for allergies, which can include, but are not limited to environmental irritants, certain proteins in food, and medications, just to name a few. Treatment plans and diagnostics may include food trials, medications to decrease inflammation and block receptors, skin biopsies, and blood testing to help narrow down exact allergens.
What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?
There are many causes and treatments for parasitic skin diseases. It is best to start with an exam with our doctors and they would discuss the best testing and treatments for your pet with you.
What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?
Once a hormonal imbalance is detected by running blood work, the veterinarian can assess the values and create an appropriate treatment plan.
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