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October is Adopt-a-Dog Month

The American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog Month. What began in 1981 as a way to encourage people to rescue a canine counterpart from a local shelter has, over the decades, turned into a movement that is as vital as ever. And though the focus is primarily on animals in shelters, every pet…

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Is Your Pet’s Food Safe Enough?

In one of our recent posts on Twitter, we commented on one of the latest pet food fads of feeding pets a diet that is “grain-free.” While it may seem ideal to some, a diet that lacks grain has its limitations and isn’t necessarily as healthy as some espouse. And this isn’t the only pet…

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Employee Spotlight: Katrina!

Meet Katrina Prewett, Veterinary Assistant and Head Receptionist for the Kennesaw location of Total Veterinary Care. Katrina joined Total Veterinary Care in early 2018 and brings with her an impressive background in working with a large animal and livestock veterinarians and serving as a reproduction manager at a dairy farm. She has a Bachelor’s of…

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September is National Pet Pain Awareness Month!

Whenever humans suffer from pain, we express it in many different ways including holding the stricken area, grimacing, vocalizing distress or posting about it on social media. Animals can also display that they are in pain, though their ways may be a bit different. Because animal pain is not always so recognizable to the average…

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Plants Poisonous to Pets

As we gear up for the chilly weather about to beset us, many will begin bringing in favorite plants to save them from frost and certain demise. But before you start plopping your precious potted plants willy-nilly throughout your warm and cozy home, it is important to be mindful of which plants you bring in…

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Canine Influenza is on the Rise

Dogs and humans are, unfortunately, susceptible to a myriad of diseases and illnesses, though typically these are specific to each species. But did you know that dogs can get the flu just like humans? As strange as it sounds, it’s absolutely true. In fact, canine flu (also referred to as canine influenza or CIV) has…

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Employee Spotlight: Steph!

Meet Steph Piascik, our veterinary receptionist at the Cicero, NY location of Total Veterinary Care. A graduate of Niagara University with a degree in Tourism and Special Events, Steph uses the skills she gleaned through her education to give all our patients the attention they need and support the activities of the hospital too. Steph…

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The Importance of Pet Vaccinations Plus a Recommended Vaccine Schedule

It’s no secret how much you love your furry best friends. Not only do you buy them the best pet food and toys money can buy, you also let them have the best spots on the couch and in the bed, and are diligent about keeping their vaccinations up-to-date. Wait, you’re not certain if your…

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Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22nd

Did you know that August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day? You do now! Promoted with #Cat2VetDay on social media (and referred to by some as “Take Your Cat to the Vet Day”), this date was established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners to bring attention to the importance of…

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Preventative Pet Health Care – What to Expect at an Annual Checkup

Looking after the health and wellbeing of a pet is not entirely different from looking after the health and wellbeing of yourself. Preventative care, a routine checkup performed by a veterinarian, is the most effective method of stopping diseases before they occur or detecting them early before they can do any real damage. Taking your…