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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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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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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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Your Senior Pet’s Needs (and a Few Wants) for National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Now that there’s a chill in the air, the older ones of us can feel a bit creaky in our bones, including those of us with four legs. And given that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, there’s no better time to take note of our aged best friends and what we can do…

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Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, the temperature is beginning to cool, smiles are spreading across everyone’s faces, and the air is infused with a sense of cheerfulness. Like any other time of the year, however, the holidays can potentially endanger the wellbeing of beloved pets. Follow these tips to ensure that your pet enjoys…

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Could Your Pet Have Diabetes?

Did you know that pets can have diabetes just like their human counterparts? It’s true! November is recognized as Pet Diabetes Month to help raise awareness around the growing number of pets that develop diabetes and how they can be cared for. Both cats and dogs can develop diabetes just like people. And once they…

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Let’s Celebrate National Cat Day!

Break out the balls of yarn – it’s time to celebrate National Cat Day! Each year, feline aficionados everywhere take a day, October 29, to recognize how amazing our kitty pals are and the joy they bring to our lives. (But let’s be real, National Cat Day is pretty much every day thanks to the…

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The Truth About Chocolate

Halloween is one of the scariest, yet also sweetest, times of the year—quite literally, considering there is an abundance of chocolate and other delicious confectionaries stocked in grocery stores. While enjoying a pile of chocolate goodness from Halloween parties can be fun for us humans, it may not have quite the same effect on your…

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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…