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Choosing the right vet

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…

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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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5 Reasons to Celebrate Mutts

There are some national events so important that they deserve not one, but TWO days of recognition. National Mutt Day is on both July 31st and December 2nd every year to celebrate the amazing personalities of mixed-breed canines the world over who make our homes better. Sadly, though, they comprise over 80 percent of pets…

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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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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…