April is heartworm awareness month, so to mark the occasion, we’re going to have a pop quiz!  Ready? Everyone take out a piece of paper and number it 1-10. This is a “True/False” test. No cheating! Question 1:  Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and it only takes one bite from a mosquito to transmit the…

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Continuing the education about marijuana poisoning in pets, Total Veterinary Care® has posted some questions and answers from the Pet Poison Helpline below. The full article can be found here! Q. Can pets die from marijuana poisoning? A. Yes, but thankfully this is rare. Speaking in terms of drugs, marijuana has a “wide margin of…

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At Total Veterinary Care®, we believe you are your pet’s best oral health advocate! Problems with your furry friend’s mouth and teeth often lead to a variety of other problems. One 2018 study found that almost 90% of all canine patients had some degree of periodontal (mouth- or teeth-related) disease. Another study in 2018 found…

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Why Do Pets Need Dental Exams and Cleanings? At Total Veterinary Care®, a health check-up includes a thorough examination of your pet’s mouth, teeth and tissues.  Our doctors will ask about your pet’s nutrition, treats, chewing habits, and whether you brush your pet’s teeth. Creating an at-home oral hygiene routine at home will maintain a…

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Although diabetes can occur in any pet, young or old, it is most common in older pets. The team at Total Veterinary Care® encourages you to seek our advice on early detection. And if your pet is diagnosed with diabetes, we can help you monitor and manage it in order to help your furry friend…

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There is nothing more adorable than playful, fluffy puppies and kittens.  Whether searching for a pet through a shelter, pet store or breeder, the reality is that most people seeking to become pet parents look for young animals.  During National Senior Pet Month, the team at Total Veterinary Care® encourages you to look beyond the…

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It’s National Pet Wellness Month, and we have some great information to share about aging and wellness!   Did you know that: by age two, most cats and dogs are “adults”?   “middle age” hits by the time they reach age four?    by age seven, some of your canine best friends are “seniors”?   This means that the…

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