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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…

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The Basics of Pet Exercise

Why Exercise your Pet? Dogs are naturally active animals.¹ For thousands of years, they’ve worked alongside their human counterparts by herding, hunting, and protecting. Even before they were domesticated, dogs spent the entirety of their days in an active search for food or defending their territory and pups. Today, however, there is a strong tendency for…

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Featured Employee: Cetta Overend

At Total Veterinary Care, we strive to employ only those people who exemplify the characteristics that we hold dear.  A few of those are compassion, doing one’s best work every day, and loyalty. We think our team members are pretty amazing people, and we believe you will too when you hear their stories! We’ll be…

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Flea & Tick Products: What's Available and What Should You Give Your Pet

Despite their tiny, sesame seed-like appearance, fleas (as well as ticks) can put a damper on any pet’s summer. Known to carry diseases, cause skin irritation, and spread rapidly throughout your home, any emerging flea or tick problem should be dealt with immediately. If you would like to learn more about the threat of fleas…

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Flea & Tick Products: What’s Available and What Should You Give Your Pet

Despite their tiny, sesame seed-like appearance, fleas (as well as ticks) can put a damper on any pet’s summer. Known to carry diseases, cause skin irritation, and spread rapidly throughout your home, any emerging flea or tick problem should be dealt with immediately. If you would like to learn more about the threat of fleas…

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Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

The summer months bring temperate weather, longer days, and many opportunities for adventure. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when outbreaks of external parasites, namely fleas and ticks, are most prevalent. In order to prepare, there are certain precautions which every pet-parent should take. FLEAS Best recognized as dark brown, sesame seed shaped…

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Pet Safety Hazards During Easter

Around the Easter holiday, it is important to be eggs-tra careful that your pets are not sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Like most holidays, there are several dangers that accumulate around Easter time. Following the correct safety procedures will ensure that everyone in your family has a comfortable Easter Sunday.   Chocolate (and…