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June is the Perfect Time to Adopt a Cat

According to the Internet, every day is a great day to celebrate cats and their antics. (Really, can you ever have too many cat memes or videos!) In fact, all those cute cats on the Internet may make you want to bring home your very own furry feline. To drive this home, The American Humane…

Summer Travel with Pets

Summer Travel Tips for Pets

At the onset of the holiday season, we created a post around travelling with your pet. In it, we detailed several tips for car travel, air travel and boarding. With summer now here, we know many of you will be setting out for some fun in the sun with your pets and we want you…

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Warm Weather & Your Pets

Who doesn’t love when the weather gets warmer and we can all spend more time outside! Even pets get excited as the temperature begins to climb, and they can frolic a bit more freely without freezing their paws off. But along with the increase in outdoor play comes the increased chance of warm weather issues…

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The Many Benefits of Pet Ownership

It’s not as though we lovers of animals really need a month to remind us that our pets are awesome. Nonetheless, May is designated National Pet Month to promote the many benefits of pet ownership. But in addition to the warm fuzzies and cuddles we get from our furry best friends, there are actually a…

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Happy International Guide Dog Day Everyone!

April 25th is International Guide Dog Day. On this day, we take time to celebrate and honor the amazing efforts of guide dogs and their trainers around the world. It’s no small feat to train a dog to be a full-time guide and companion – not just any puppy can be a guide dog! They must…

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First Aid for Your Pet

While the health and happiness of pets is a top priority for most pet owners, many lack knowledge about proper animal first aid. That’s why April has been designated as Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so that responsible pet owners can take a moment to learn or refresh their skills around first aid for their…

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Did Someone Say National Puppy Day?

Nothing can brighten a day quite like a puppy can. Even the dourest of moods is lightened when a puppy is introduced. Given this, shouldn’t everyday be National Puppy Day? Now in its 13th year, #NationalPuppyDay, celebrated on March 23rd this year, was established to bring awareness to all the puppies in shelters across the U.S. that…

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Common Household Items That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Every year in March, we take a week to bring awareness to the poison hazards that can harm our four-legged friends. National Animal Poison Prevention Week for 2019 is March 17– 23, and to recognize this, we’ve pulled together a list of common household items that are poisonous to your pets. If you have these…

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When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

One of the most common questions we receive here at Total Veterinary Care is, “When should I spay/neuter my pet?” As a responsible pet parents, we appreciate that you take this seriously and want to know how to best approach the procedure. First, let’s start with why you should have your pet spayed or neutered.…

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Keep Those Canines (and Felines) Pearly White

Everyone knows the importance of proper oral hygiene and trips to the dentist for semi-annual cleanings. Plaque buildup can cause tooth decay and gum disease which can also lead to a number of other overall health issues. This is why we all diligently brush our teeth every day and see our dentist every year. But…