The Journey to Total Pet Health

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Halloween safety

Spooky monsters, loud noises, and vicious pranksters — it’s no wonder why Halloween is such a scary time of the year. However, while we humans normally delight in this annual fear-fest, this can be a dangerous time of the year for our pets. Here are some simple tips to make sure that your pet has a comfortable and safe Halloween, free from stress and harm.

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Tips and Tricks for Adoption a Dog

Dogs make excellent additions to any household. They are a source of seemingly endless positivity and happiness. They encourage their owners to maintain an active and social lifestyle, and above all, they are a great source of companionship. If you are considering bringing a dog into your home, here are some tips to help make it a seamless, easy transition.

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Healthy Balanced Diets

TIt is a universally known fact that pets require good nutrition to live long, happy lives. A more elusive fact, however, is how often and what specifically we should feed our pets. Perhaps the biggest issue here is the fact there is as big a variance in types of foods as there are types of pets. While there is no definitive answer of “feed your pet this much of this food at this time” there are a few easy tips you can follow to find that healthy diet balance.

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Rabies

The rabies virus infects the body’s central nervous system, causing brain disease and death1. Early signs of rabies infection may seem like general illness, such as fever, headache and general weakness or discomfort. Despite the thorough knowledge we currently possess about the virus, there is a vast amount of misinformation that has spread throughout communities. It is the goal of this post to quickly clarify some of these misconceptions in order to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your pets.

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Featured Employee: Lena!

At Total Veterinary Care®, we seek to fill our hospital teams with individuals who will uphold our core values of trustworthiness, professionalism, and quality care for the animals of our community. We think our team members are pretty amazing people, and we believe you will too when you hear their stories! We’ll be featuring a different employee every month on our blog to share the amazing people we have caring for your furry companions with you.
Meet Lena, a Veterinary Assistant at our Cicero, New York location

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Tips for traveling with your pet

Before traveling, you should first ask yourself if it is a good idea to bring your pet on your trip. While it’s natural to want your pet to be a part of adventures, some pets may not be suited for travel. If your pet is sick or injured, or has an anxious temperament, then it may be in your pet’s best interest to leave them at home with a trusted caretaker.

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Ecofest Recap

Last Saturday, Total Veterinary Care® joined the Grove City community of Ohio in a day of celebrating healthy living and sustainability. The Grove City EcoFest brought together people and businesses who care about healthier lifestyles and greener business practices to enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations and natural-living products in Grove City’s “green” park featuring solar lighting and equipment made from recycled plastic.

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The Benefits of Pet Ownership

There is a reason why dogs (or any pet for that matter) are man’s best friend. After a long, difficult day, there is nothing like coming home to a furry face who is ecstatic to see you. However, there are more benefits to pet ownership besides the sight of a wagging tail. Over decades of study, scientists and doctors have discovered several surprising health perks to bringing home an animal friend.

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The Benefits of Microchipping

Unfortunately, all pets run the risk of becoming separated from their owners. Even when you take certain precautions, sometimes situations go beyond your control and the unexpected can happen. Next thing you know, you’re hanging up “Lost” posters on community bulletin boards and driving around for hours in search of your pet.

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Featured Employee: Shelly Caudill!

Meet Shelly Caudill, a veterinary receptionist at our Grove City, Ohio location.

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Tips & Tricks for Adopting a New Cat

Cats can be a wonderful addition to any household and make great companions. If you are looking to adopt, here are some tips and tricks to help ease the process.

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Grand Opening Celebration

We here at Total Veterinary Care® are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Kennesaw, GA location and we’re inviting everyone to celebrate with us from 10am-12pm on Saturday, June 22. At this event, you can attend staff-led tours of the hospital to check out our new, top of the line equipment and learn how we plan to maintain the well-being of your pets. While you’re here, pick up a free microchipping voucher and have the sign-up fees waived for our Total Care Wellness Plans®. Food and refreshments will be provided by Chick-Fil-A and Publix Supermarket.

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Pet First Aid Every Owner Needs to Know

Your veterinarian should always be your primary source for any issues related to your pet’s health and well-being. However, there will be times during your pet parenthood where you may have to step in to save your pet’s life. Here, you will find some basic first-aid procedures that every pet parent should know.

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Featured Employee of the Month: Veronica Pence!

At Total Veterinary Care®, we seek to fill our hospital teams with individuals who will uphold our core values of trustworthiness, professionalism, and quality care for the animals of our community. We think our team members are pretty amazing people, and we believe you will too when you hear their stories! We’ll be featuring a different employee every month on our blog to share with you about the amazing people we have caring for your furry companions.

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Heartworm Disease Prevention

It is a common opinion among most individuals that the worst part of summer is the prevalence of mosquitoes—they’re annoying, they make you itch, they ruin camping trips and long nights under the stars. What is perhaps less commonly known, however, is that mosquito season can pose a serious threat to your cats and dogs. Mosquitoes are the most common urban carriers of heartworm larvae, which can develop into foot-long parasitic worms and live in the hearts, lungs, and blood vessels of affected pets. Heartworms have been known to cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and organ damage in hosts such as dogs, cats, and ferrets, and if left untreated, have taken the lives of many pets across America

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Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks The summer months bring temperate weather, longer days, and many opportunities for adventure. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when outbreaks of external parasites, namely fleas and ticks, are most prevalent. In order to prepare, there are certain precautions which every pet-parent should take.

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