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Only the Best in Care for Your Pet at Our Pet Health Centers

When you bring your dog or cat to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers — consisting of the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Elizabeth Freed Special Recovery Center — you can be assured that they are in the best hands possible. That’s because we are proud to be accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Fewer than 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. hold this distinction.

By |2022-08-02T12:13:45+00:00July 14th, 2022|

Keep Cool With Your Pets This Summer

As summer days heat up, so can your dog. Stay vigilant to make sure they stay safe and healthy. Heatstroke (hyperthermia) is also known as overheating or heat exhaustion. Here are some things to look out for when the temps start to rise.

By |2022-08-23T08:31:21+00:00July 14th, 2022|

Help Keep Your Pets Safe this Fourth of July

Summer celebrations, starting with the Fourth of July, usually involve fireworks with their unpredictable loud booms, crackles, whistles, and flashing lights. While people are enjoying the spectacle, their pets can be in panic mode. With more pets running away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, how do you keep your pets safe and stress-free?

By |2022-07-11T09:21:25+00:00June 10th, 2022|

Rescued Parvo Pups Are Reminder of Pet Responsibility

Our Freed Special Recovery Center recently welcomed Boone and Doc, pair of Siberian Husky-mix puppies in need of emergency medical treatment for parvovirus. These young brothers suffered from neglect, and would likely have perished without intervention. Their tragic circumstances — avoidable with standard vaccinations — serve as a reminder that taking an animal into your home is a significant, lifelong commitment.

By |2022-05-24T09:33:17+00:00May 13th, 2022|

Benefits of Senior Pet Adoption

An adorable puppy or kitten can certainly put a smile on your face, but a dog or cat in its golden years can do the same thing, while also making the pet parenting process much easier. Learn more about the benefits of adopting an adult or senior pet, and meet some who are waiting for you at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center.

By |2022-07-11T09:21:03+00:00April 26th, 2022|

Protect Your Dog From Deadly Disease

When several dogs tragically died last month after playing in a Brooklyn park, it was a grim reminder of the dangers that can lurk in our environment. Their deaths were traced to an outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that is spread by urine. The bacteria can be easily picked up by dogs who spend time outside.

By |2022-04-14T16:38:42+00:00February 11th, 2022|

Cold Weather Tips for Your Feral Friend

Winter is a difficult time of the year for Community Cats; it’s cold, food and water are scarce, and a warm, dry place to rest their weary bones can be hard to find. Providing some sort of comfort for these cats — whether it be a bowl of food, a feral house to call their own or a fresh bowl of water — will go a long way to make their life so much easier.

By |2022-02-15T13:15:48+00:00December 8th, 2021|

Adopting the Right Dog

Every dog in the shelter can provide you with endless love and companionship, and every dog deserves a loving, responsible home. But some dogs are better for you and your lifestyle than others. That's why you should take the time to make a thoughtful choice. After all, you're choosing your new best friend who will be with you for 10, 15, or even more years. Here are some helpful tips to choosing the right dog so you can both enjoy your years together to the fullest.

By |2021-11-09T13:58:04+00:00October 1st, 2021|

Teen ‘Walks the Walk’ for Homeless Animals

When 14-year-old Danielle was left with extra time on her hands last year while schools and activities were shut down, she decided to get creative. “I have loved animals – especially dogs – my whole life,” said Danielle. “It’s why I want to be a vet someday. There were so many dogs in my neighborhood and helping out with them seemed like a great way to combine doing something that I love and raising money to help North Shore Animal League America.”

By |2021-08-17T09:17:21+00:00July 15th, 2021|

What Happens Now? Preparing Your Pet for Life After COVID-19

As we emerge from a year of uncertainty, we look forward to a post-pandemic world- getting back to a daily routine, and in some cases modifying our routines to accommodate changes in our lifestyle. This past year had us working and learning from home, missing important check-ups here and there, and maybe gaining an extra pound or two. The same goes for our pets. Their world changed just as much as ours. Here are some helpful tips to ease their transition into this “new normal.”

By |2021-08-17T09:20:25+00:00July 14th, 2021|