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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…

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Employee Spotlight: Darcie!

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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Preparing Your Pet for Visitors

When the doorbell rings… Pets (dogs especially) experience a rush of adrenaline when the doorbell rings.¹  Whether they are excited to lick the faces of familiar friends, or stricken with the anxiety of having a stranger in their homes, their behavior can be sporadic and unpredictable. To reduce any potential risk, and allow your guests safe…

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Tips for Grooming & Bathing Your Pet

Shedding & Seasonal Coats A healthy pet is going to shed—it is part of a natural cycle where old hair falls out allowing new hair to grow in. The amount of shedding, however, is often dependent upon the health of your pet, their breed type, and the season². It is typical for a pet to…

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Tips for Grooming & Bathing Your Pet

Shedding & Seasonal Coats A healthy pet is going to shed—it is part of a natural cycle where old hair falls out allowing new hair to grow in. The amount of shedding, however, is often dependent upon the health of your pet, their breed type, and the season². It is typical for a pet to…