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August 15 is National Check Your Chip Day!

August 15 is National Check Your Chip Day!

Is your pet microchipped? Is the information affiliated with their chip accurate? Here is some great information about the benefits of microchipping for you to read and share. And don’t forget we are offering $20 microchipping through the end of the month, so make your appointment today!

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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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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.…

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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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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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Canine Influenza is on the Rise

Dogs and humans are, unfortunately, susceptible to a myriad of diseases and illnesses, though typically these are specific to each species. But did you know that dogs can get the flu just like humans? As strange as it sounds, it’s absolutely true. In fact, canine flu (also referred to as canine influenza or CIV) has…