Our COVID-19 Policies

While our standard operating protocols may have changed to increase our patients’ and clients’ safety, you can continue to expect the same exceptional care and service from Mills Creek Animal Hospital, COVID or no COVID. See our updated COVID-19 policies below to find out more about how we’re keeping you and your pets safe.

Curbside Care

Currently, our hospital is performing curbside appointments only. To schedule a visit, simply contact us as you typically would. When you and your pet arrive, stay in your car and call to let us know you’re ready. One of our team members will take your pet into our facility where we’ll provide the necessary treatments. If you need any food and/or medication refills, let us know and we’ll bring them out to your car. When your pet’s appointment is complete, we will bring them out to you, then call you after to discuss the appointment and collect your payment.

Services

Our services are currently being prioritized based on the resources we have available. If there is something your pet needs, please give us a call so we can discuss it and help you schedule an appointment.

Online Pharmacy

You can always use our online pharmacy if your pet needs a refill on their medication, prescription diet, or supplement. Every product you order online will be shipped right to your front door, so you won’t need to drive out to our hospital.

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policies or need to make an appointment, call us today at (704) 802-1005!

Veterinarian in Concord, NC

Cat and DogTeeth Cleaning

With ongoing dental care at home and with us, your pet will have better oral health and a much better quality of life. Schedule their dental exam today! Call us or 704-802-1005 or schedule online by clicking the button below.

Mills Creek Animal Hospital

Offering teeth cleaning to the pets of Concord, NC.

Your pet’s teeth need to be treated with the same care as your own. A majority of dogs and cats ages 3 and up have some form of dental disease, be it gingivitis or periodontal disease. Because poor oral hygiene is so common among pets, we believe it’s more important than ever to develop a dental routine at home with your pet and to consult with us annually to see if they need teeth cleaning. At Mills Creek Animal Hospital in Concord, NC, our veterinary team is able to provide a full range of cat and dog teeth cleaning services to treat and prevent various dental diseases.

How to clean your pet’s teeth at home

The most effective way to slow plaque and tartar buildup is to brush your pet’s teeth daily (if possible). All you need is a pet toothbrush, pet-friendly toothpaste, and some patience. If you start when your pet is still a puppy or kitten, they will grow accustomed to the procedure more quickly.

First, get them used to having their teeth and gums touched, and then introduce the toothbrush. Let your pet taste the toothpaste first, too. To brush, just gently move the toothbrush in a circular motion along their gum line, without pressing too hard. Be sure to reward your pet for their good behavior, and take your time. You can always call us if you need help!

Signs your pet might need to have professional teeth cleaning

Often, dogs and cats won’t show that they’re struggling with oral pain.
Still, there are a few signs you can look for to determine whether a visit to the vet is necessary:

Is a visit to the vet necessary?
  • Noticeably bad breath
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Yellow/brown buildup on the teeth along the edge of the gum line
  • Dropping food and/or eating less than usual
  • Eating awkwardly (smacking their lips, sticking tongue out)
  • Drooling
  • Blood-tinged saliva
  • Loose or broken teeth