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.
I know blogs are great for making things sound simple and using layman’s terms when discussing complicated subjects. The contents of today’s blog are that simple: Three ways to keep your fur child’s teeth healthy!
Let’s begin by discussing a kibble that can help keep their teeth clean.
1. Feeding your dog a dental diet (or your cat a dental diet) can help prevent the build-up of tartar and plaque. The kibble sizes of these diets are larger to help scrape the teeth. Once your dog or cat is fully grown and no longer needing puppy or kitten food, check out what different dental diets are available at your veterinarian and what might work for your pet. At our hospital, we carry a few different brands of dental diets to satisfy your pet.
2. Brush your pet’s teeth! There are little (or big!) toothbrushes available along with toothpaste formulated for pets. Maybe your cat would like seafood toothpaste? It is possible, especially if you begin when your pet is still young. Getting them comfortable with this procedure when they are a puppy or kitten will keep this routine simple for you and your family members. Schedule an appointment to have one of our technicians show you how to brush your pet’s teeth.
3. Yearly visits with your veterinarian to do a full examination of your pet’s mouth. If the veterinarian sees that there might be oral concerns, an estimate can be created, and your pet can be scheduled in for a dental prophy. A dental prophy is cleaning for your pet’s teeth that are performed under anesthetic, using the same types of cleaning instruments used at your dentist. A dental is a day procedure at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital. Contact us today!
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, 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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 Bay Veterinary Hospital