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Bringing Awareness to the Importance of Pet Vaccinations in the Month of August

Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month for both humans and pets? Not only is it important for you to be aware of the immunizations that could protect you and your human family, it’s also important to be aware that vaccinations are important for your furry best friends.  What Are Pet Vaccines…

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The Dangers of Summer Heat for Pets

With summer in full swing, people and pets are out and about enjoying the warm weather. But while the promise of summer fun gets us outdoors, it can also pose a health threat to your furry friends. In a recent post, we touched on things like mosquitoes, ticks and heat stroke that can occur when…

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Tips for Keeping Pets from Getting Lost

There are few things more heartbreaking than not knowing where your pet is. If you’ve ever had a pet go missing, you know what we’re talking about. For those who’ve never experienced this, we’d like to help keep that streak going by providing some suggestions on how to keep your furry best friend safe in…

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June is the Perfect Time to Adopt a Cat

According to the Internet, every day is a great day to celebrate cats and their antics. (Really, can you ever have too many cat memes or videos!) In fact, all those cute cats on the Internet may make you want to bring home your very own furry feline. To drive this home, The American Humane…

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Summer Travel Tips for Pets

At the onset of the holiday season, we created a post around travelling with your pet. In it, we detailed several tips for car travel, air travel and boarding. With summer now here, we know many of you will be setting out for some fun in the sun with your pets and we want you…

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Warm Weather & Your Pets

Who doesn’t love when the weather gets warmer and we can all spend more time outside! Even pets get excited as the temperature begins to climb, and they can frolic a bit more freely without freezing their paws off. But along with the increase in outdoor play comes the increased chance of warm weather issues…

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The Many Benefits of Pet Ownership

It’s not as though we lovers of animals really need a month to remind us that our pets are awesome. Nonetheless, May is designated National Pet Month to promote the many benefits of pet ownership. But in addition to the warm fuzzies and cuddles we get from our furry best friends, there are actually a…

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First Aid for Your Pet

While the health and happiness of pets is a top priority for most pet owners, many lack knowledge about proper animal first aid. That’s why April has been designated as Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so that responsible pet owners can take a moment to learn or refresh their skills around first aid for their…

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Common Household Items That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Every year in March, we take a week to bring awareness to the poison hazards that can harm our four-legged friends. National Animal Poison Prevention Week for 2019 is March 17– 23, and to recognize this, we’ve pulled together a list of common household items that are poisonous to your pets. If you have these…

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When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

One of the most common questions we receive here at Total Veterinary Care is, “When should I spay/neuter my pet?” As a responsible pet parents, we appreciate that you take this seriously and want to know how to best approach the procedure. First, let’s start with why you should have your pet spayed or neutered.…