Kennel Cough Awareness

Kennel Cough Awareness

Gardner Animal Care Center In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic virtually shut the United States down. After almost a year and a half of restrictions, we are all beginning to resume the activities such as eating out at restaurants, vacations, and other social events...

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3 Hot Ways to Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

3 Hot Ways to Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

For pet owners this summer, one of the main objectives is to ensure that your furry friend is protected from the dangers of heatstroke. Instead of spending all summer in front of a fan, here are three different ways you can keep your pet cool.   #1: Fit your dog...

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Tips for a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

July 4th has long been a feared holiday in the pet world, and for a good reason. Before you bring out the barbecue and the fireworks, read our team's tips to ensure your furry friend enjoys the holiday.    #1: Create a healthy barbecue menu for your pet Few...

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Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Pet

Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Pet

This month is National Foster a Pet Month, so you may be thinking of fostering a pet. Before you apply to foster some adorable fur babies, here are some important questions to ask yourself.   Question: Will my current pet accept a new pet? Answer: Although you...

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Enrichment Ideas for Cats

Enrichment Ideas for Cats

An important part of having an indoor cat is making sure there is plenty of environmental enrichment. Not sure where to start? Here are our team's five ideas:   Train your cat—yes, cats can be trained—various cues and tricks. Use positive reinforcement (like...

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3 Simple Ways to Love Your Senior Pet

3 Simple Ways to Love Your Senior Pet

As the summer season quickly approaches, it may be time to ensure your pet is prepared to handle the oncoming allergy season. Here's how to spot the signs of allergen attacks in your four-legged friends #1: Teach your old dog (or cat) new tricks.  Senior pets can...

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5 Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

The summer sunshine is approaching, which may call for the occasional nature trip with our four-legged friends. Spending time outside may affect their exposure to external allergens. Here's how to spot potential allergenic symptoms in your beloved pet.   #1: Your...

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Tips for Choosing Safe Chews

Tips for Choosing Safe Chews

There are tons of options to choose from when it comes to chew toys for your furry friend. Here are our team's tips for finding the safest ones for your beloved companion.   Safe chew toys for pets While many great chew toys for pets are available, these two are...

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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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