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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.…

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Keep Those Canines (and Felines) Pearly White

Everyone knows the importance of proper oral hygiene and trips to the dentist for semi-annual cleanings. Plaque buildup can cause tooth decay and gum disease which can also lead to a number of other overall health issues. This is why we all diligently brush our teeth every day and see our dentist every year. But…

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Make a Difference for Animals and Honor MLK

As you are well aware, Martin Luther King, Jr. did much to help others and bring about attention to the rights that our fellow men and women deserve. Each year, people across the U.S. honor his legacy by volunteering and helping others on MLK day. This January 21st, we suggest you consider about using this…

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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…