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Get into the Habit of Regular Dog Walks this January (Plus a Cool App to Check Out)

With the start of the New Year, folks across the nation are taking up resolutions to get fit and healthy. If you’re one of these who are seeking to turn over a new fitness leaf, one of the easiest ways to do so is to simply start walking more. And what a happy coincidence, it…

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Make a Difference for Animals and Honor MLK

As you are well aware, Martin Luther King, Jr. did much to help others and bring about attention to the rights that our fellow men and women deserve. Each year, people across the U.S. honor his legacy by volunteering and helping others on MLK day. This January 21st, we suggest you consider about using this…

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Employee Spotlight: Jamie!

Jamie Dion is a Veterinary Technician with our Buford, Georgia hospital. With an education in animal care and over a decade of professional experience, clients of TVC know that their pets are in capable hands with Jamie. “I have a love and passion for helping animals,” she says. “I’m so glad that I chose this…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Vet

Choosing a vet to care for your four-legged best friends should not be something that you take lightly. While we hope that most pet parents will be thrilled with our care and expertise at Total Veterinary Care, we know that we may not be the perfect fit for everyone. With that in mind, we would…

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Sit! Stay! Train! – January is National Train Your Dog Month

Can your dog sit on command? Does your dog fetch when you toss a ball? Or do you get blank stares when you ask your dog to “shake?” If your furry friend isn’t inclined to follow your commands, there’s no time like the present to change that. Welcome to January, aka National Train Your Dog…

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Tips for Introducing a New Pet to Your Home

Every holiday season, there are thousands of people who receive or adopt new pets as furry (and sometimes slobbery) gifts. Excitement abounds as these fuzzballs work their way into your heart and, of course, your home. But there’s more to introducing a new pet into your home than simply buying them a bed and some…

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Decoration Dangers for Pets

Christmas trees and pets do not always mix. While older pets may be accustomed to the tradition of setting up a tree and adorning it with lights and other shiny things, many young pets may find this to be a very stimulating experience. Cats have been known to climb into Christmas trees, and dogs can…

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Employee Spotlight: Shannon!

This month’s employee spotlight features Shannon Whelpton. Shannon is a vet assistant with Total Veterinary Clinic in Cicero, New York where she serves the patients of the hospital with enthusiasm and compassion. Shannon thrives on educating pet parents on how to provide the best care for their pets. She also loves assisting with surgery, from…

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Tips for Traveling and Boarding Pets

For many people, the holiday season can mean several hours spent in the car or the sky as you travel to distant relatives. While the celebrating is usually worth the time spent in transit, it is important to question if you should subject your pets to the stress of long car/plane rides. We normally recommend…

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Mutts

There are some national events so important that they deserve not one, but TWO days of recognition. National Mutt Day is on both July 31st and December 2nd every year to celebrate the amazing personalities of mixed-breed canines the world over who make our homes better. Sadly, though, they comprise over 80 percent of pets…