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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What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets?

What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets?

As pets age, they can suffer from impaired mental function, similar to elderly people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many of the signs associated with cognitive dysfunction in pets are chalked up to old age. With careful monitoring, early diagnosis, and proper...

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How to Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

How to Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

Every time you put on your grilling apron, grab the tongs and get ready to season a slab of ribs, your pooch’s mouth drips with drool. Your dog knows what these items mean—mouth-watering aromas from grilled meat will soon be wafting in the air—so they will patiently...

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Letter from Dr. Hurley

Letter from Dr. Hurley

July 23, 2020 To the Gardner Animal Care Center Family, Words cannot express how honored I am to have been able to take care of your pets since joining the team 24 plus years ago. It truly has been my pleasure to celebrate and cultivate the family-pet-veterinary bond...

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How to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

How to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

It's officially July and that means our furry friends are feeling the heat! Instead of sitting in front of the high-powered fan during those particularly hot days, try using these cool ideas that the team at Gardner Animal Care Center have put together to help your...

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July Letter to Our Clients

July Letter to Our Clients

July 13, 2020 To Our Clients from Co-owners of the Gardner Animal Care Center, Dr. Michael McTigue and Dr. Brian Hurley: All of us are enduring an exceedingly difficult time with a very much altered way of doing things, thanks to a worldwide pandemic. At the animal...

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