Heartworm Myths: Debunked!

Heartworm Myths: Debunked!

Heartworm can sometimes be a confusing topic for many pet owners, but we're here to help! We have debunked some common heartworm myths to help you get to the truth.   Myth: Only dogs get heartworms Truth: Heartworms can infect any mammal, including people. While...

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What To Do If Your Pet Ate a Poison

What To Do If Your Pet Ate a Poison

In honor of National Pet Poison Prevention Month, our team at Gardner Animal Care Center would like you to brush up on the steps to take if your furry pal has been in contact with a potentially toxic substance. First, don’t panic, and then follow these step-by-step...

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What Happens During My Pet’s Neuter Surgery?

What Happens During My Pet’s Neuter Surgery?

Suppose your male pet undergoes neuter surgery, and this is your first postoperative experience. In that case, you may be surprised that your furry pal still appears to be intact, especially if they were neutered later in life. To clear up any confusion, let’s explain...

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Are Hairballs Normal for Cats?

Are Hairballs Normal for Cats?

Part of cat ownership involves coming across furry, slimy tubes, otherwise known as hairballs. Depending on your cat’s hair coat length, you may encounter hairballs with such regular frequency that you become worried about your feline friend’s health. Our team at...

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Buckle Up! Car Travel Safety Tips for Pets

Buckle Up! Car Travel Safety Tips for Pets

When taking a vacation or a road trip, you may want to include your pet in the fun and excitement. But, before heading out on your trip, ensure your pet is prepared for travel with the following tips from our veterinary team here at Gardner Animal Care Center.  #1:...

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How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

When you take your pup on a stroll around your neighborhood, do they lunge and bark at every living thing? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, making your daily walk less than pleasant. Dogs who react this...

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Why has my veterinarian been SO busy?

Why has my veterinarian been SO busy?

Wondering why your veterinarian has been so busy this year? Pets may not need to mask up, but COVID-19 and its effects on human society has caused an unprecedented increase in activity at many veterinary practices.

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3 Ways to Manage Cognitive Dysfunction At Home

3 Ways to Manage Cognitive Dysfunction At Home

As your senior pet enters their golden years, you may notice changes in their behavior. For example, they may be getting stuck behind furniture or pace at all hours of the night. Rather than waiting until you notice signs of cognitive dysfunction, follow these three...

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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 28 is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day—as if you needed a special holiday to celebrate the memory of your beloved pet. However, this day helps commemorate the wonderful life you shared with your furry friend. What better way to remember them, than by creating a...

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