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Heartworm Pop Quiz!

Heartworm Pop Quiz!

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…

Marijuana Poisoning in Pets: Q&A

Marijuana Poisoning in Pets: Q&A

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…

Pot Poisoning in Pets: Total Veterinary Care® Seeks to Educate and Treat, Not to Judge

Pot Poisoning in Pets: Total Veterinary Care® Seeks to Educate and Treat, Not to Judge

The statistics are startling! In July 2019, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a 765% increase in calls received related to cannabis ingestion by pets, as compared to the same period the year before. The Pet Poison Helpline also reported a 400% spike in marijuana-related…

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a great time to focus on the dental health of our pets.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a great time to focus on the dental health of our pets.

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…

Diabetes and Senior Pets—Identification and Care

Diabetes and Senior Pets—Identification and Care

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…

Consider Adopting a Senior Pet – You’ll be Thankful!

Consider Adopting a Senior Pet – You’ll be Thankful!

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…

Aging and Pet Wellness

Aging and Pet Wellness

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…

caring for aging pet

How to Care for an Aging Pet

Much like their human counterparts, pets need special care and consideration as they age. Joints get a bit stiffer, they may not be as spry, and the food that once was a treat may now result in stomach upset. If your pet is entering into their golden years, we’ve got some suggestions to help you during…

responsible dog ownership

What Does it Take to be a Responsible Dog Owner?

Each September, the American Kennel Club celebrates Responsible Dog Ownership. By doing this, the AKC hopes to bring awareness to what it takes to responsibly own and raise a dog. If you’re taking the time to read this post, odds are likely that you already take your responsibility as a pet owner seriously. However, it…

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Your Indoor Cat Really Should Go to the Vet

You adore your indoor kitties and lovingly dote on them with tasty treats and the best toys. But when it comes to taking them to the doc, do you give as much attention? Indoor cats are different and don’t need to visit the vet as much, correct?  The reality is that indoor cats should see…