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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Updated COVID-19 Letter

Updated COVID-19 Letter

May 26, 2020 Good Afternoon Gardner Animal Care Center Family: We hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend. On May 18th, according to Gov. Baker’s reopening plan, the Gardner Animal Care Center initiated our plans for reopening based on state regulations. While...

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3 Reasons Why Routine is Important for a New Pet

3 Reasons Why Routine is Important for a New Pet

Stress is a common cause of behavioral issues for pets. Knowing what to expect helps your furry friend relax, and so an environment that offers them routine, consistency, and stability is ideal for young pets. Here are three reasons why routine is key for your new...

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

May 5, 2020 Good Afternoon Gardner Animal Care Center Family: COVID-19 continues to play a disrupting part of our lives in the state of Massachusetts with Gov. Baker extending the “Stay at Home” order until May 18th. Last week we saw the first case of a Pug testing...

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Everything You Need To Know About Curbside Check-In

Everything You Need To Know About Curbside Check-In

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about what feels like endless changes and shifts to our everyday lives. We want to assure you that as we closely monitor the situation, we remain open and ready to serve the pets of this community. We've made adjustments accordingly...

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