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Did Someone Say National Puppy Day?

Nothing can brighten a day quite like a puppy can. Even the dourest of moods is lightened when a puppy is introduced. Given this, shouldn’t everyday be National Puppy Day? Now in its 13th year, #NationalPuppyDay, celebrated on March 23rd this year, was established to bring awareness to all the puppies in shelters across the U.S. that…

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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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Get into the Habit of Regular Dog Walks this January (Plus a Cool App to Check Out)

With the start of the New Year, folks across the nation are taking up resolutions to get fit and healthy. If you’re one of these who are seeking to turn over a new fitness leaf, one of the easiest ways to do so is to simply start walking more. And what a happy coincidence, it…

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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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Sit! Stay! Train! – January is National Train Your Dog Month

Can your dog sit on command? Does your dog fetch when you toss a ball? Or do you get blank stares when you ask your dog to “shake?” If your furry friend isn’t inclined to follow your commands, there’s no time like the present to change that. Welcome to January, aka National Train Your Dog…

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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…