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Diabetes and Senior Pets—Identification and Care

Diabetes and Senior Pets—Identification and Care

Although diabetes can occur in any pet, young or old, it is most common in older pets. The team at Total Veterinary Care® encourages you to seek our advice on early detection. And if your pet is diagnosed with diabetes, we can help you monitor and manage it in order to help your furry friend…

Consider Adopting a Senior Pet – You’ll be Thankful!

Consider Adopting a Senior Pet – You’ll be Thankful!

There is nothing more adorable than playful, fluffy puppies and kittens.  Whether searching for a pet through a shelter, pet store or breeder, the reality is that most people seeking to become pet parents look for young animals.  During National Senior Pet Month, the team at Total Veterinary Care® encourages you to look beyond the…

Aging and Pet Wellness

Aging and Pet Wellness

It’s National Pet Wellness Month, and we have some great information to share about aging and wellness!   Did you know that: by age two, most cats and dogs are “adults”?   “middle age” hits by the time they reach age four?    by age seven, some of your canine best friends are “seniors”?   This means that the…

caring for aging pet

How to Care for an Aging Pet

Much like their human counterparts, pets need special care and consideration as they age. Joints get a bit stiffer, they may not be as spry, and the food that once was a treat may now result in stomach upset. If your pet is entering into their golden years, we’ve got some suggestions to help you during…

responsible dog ownership

What Does it Take to be a Responsible Dog Owner?

Each September, the American Kennel Club celebrates Responsible Dog Ownership. By doing this, the AKC hopes to bring awareness to what it takes to responsibly own and raise a dog. If you’re taking the time to read this post, odds are likely that you already take your responsibility as a pet owner seriously. However, it…

choosing a vet

How to Find the Best Vet for Your Pet

Whether you’ve moved to a new area or have just brought home your first pet, finding the right vet for your pet can be a trying process. You don’t want to select just any ol’ doc that happens to be up the road. It’s vital to identify what is important to you in a veterinary…

vaccinate your pets

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…

keep pets safe in warm weather

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…

microchip your pet

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…

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Are You Ready to Take Your Dog to Work?

Life can sometimes be boring if you work in a cubicle. But on Friday, June 21, you have an opportunity to make your workplace a little perkier with the addition of some furry friends thanks to Take Your Dog to Work Day. Hopefully you have a work environment that will allow you to bring in…