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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…

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Lean On Me: Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week

Our furry canine best friends help and support us in ways only other dog parents can understand. For those who have disabilities, visible and invisible alike, dogs can provide assistance that is not only medically therapeutic, it can be life-saving as well. To recognize and honor all the dogs that have helped, and even saved…

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The Benefits of Microchipping

Unfortunately, all pets run the risk of becoming separated from their owners. Even when you take certain precautions, sometimes situations go beyond your control and the unexpected can happen. Next thing you know, you’re hanging up “Lost” posters on community bulletin boards and driving around for hours in search of your pet. To increase their…

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Employee Spotlight: Jenny!

At Total Veterinary Care®, we seek to fill our hospital teams with individuals who will uphold our core values of trustworthiness, professionalism, and quality care for the animals of our community. We think our team members are pretty amazing people, and we believe you will too when you hear their stories! We’ll be featuring a…

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Hair of the Dog (and Cat): What You Should Know About Pet Shedding

Not a big fan of the hair your pet leaves behind on your clothes and furniture? You’re not alone. Every year millions of dollars and hours are spent trying to prevent shedding or clean up after it. If you’re looking for the secret to keeping your animal from shedding, then I have some bad news…

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Tips for Pet Fire Safety Plus a Free Emergency Alert Window Cling

  Show of hands: Who here has had something knocked over by the tail of an overly excited dog, or had to purchase a new power cord because your cat decided she just had to chew through it? It’s a pretty safe bet many of you have experienced these or similar scenarios courtesy of your four-legged…

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Fireworks and Pet Safety

  Let’s talk fireworks. While we, as humans, are likely to enjoy the bright colors and luminous display of fireworks, your pet will have a completely different experience. The Fourth of July, and any other occasion for launching fireworks, can be a terrifying and overwhelming time for your four-legged best friends. Dogs, especially, experience the…

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Canine Cough: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments & Other Facts

Many dogs and puppies that are brought home from shelters and pet stores and even boarding facilities today can develop a cough, often referred to as “kennel cough”.  As a dog owner it is important for you to be aware of the facts of this disease process.   What is Kennel Cough?: This is also…

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Canine Cough: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments & Other Facts

Many dogs and puppies that are brought home from shelters and pet stores and even boarding facilities today can develop a cough, often referred to as “kennel cough”.  As a dog owner it is important for you to be aware of the facts of this disease process.   What is Kennel Cough?: This is also…