The enticing aroma of a Thanksgiving dinner cooking would make anyone want to sneak a taste, even our pets. And all the hustle bustle in the kitchen can make it fairly easy for them to do. But many of the things we enjoy on this festive occasion are not always good for dogs and cats. That’s why it’s important to take extra steps to ensure the safety of our pets, especially as we head into the holiday season.
North Shore Animal League America is excited to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, or BFF, as we affectionately call it. During this memorable year, filled with some sad and difficult moments due to COVID-19, we are so thankful that we were able to continue our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate. And BFF was one of the reasons why we could! It’s been a bright light guiding us towards a future without a coronavirus pandemic.
Hearing a diagnosis of diabetes for a beloved pet often makes an owner feel despair. Rescue pets with diabetes also have a harder time finding homes. But diabetes in both dogs and cats is treatable. Here are some facts and information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the disease so you can help your dog or cat live a quality life if they have diabetes or develop it.
For many of us, Halloween can be a ghostly good time. Candy, costumes and frights in the night can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, our pets don't necessarily agree. For them it can be a stressful night that causes anxiety. North Shore Animal League America would like to offer some Halloween safety tips so Read More
Innocent animals fall victim to abuse and neglect every day, and usually at the hands of someone who is supposed to love and care for them. If you suspect an animal is being abused, please contact your local SPCA or police department. North Shore Animal League America has put together this list of 12 things to look for to help you identify animal abuse and neglect.
Pets, especially hunting and sporting dogs that love to swim, farm animals, wildlife, fish, and even people are at risk of getting sick and even dying from harmful algal blooms. These blooms are increasing around the world and the United States is seeing its fair share. In particular, our country’s freshwater ponds and lakes are being affected and the deadliest blooms are formed of blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. You should also be aware that this bacteria can grow in backyard fountains, garden pots, birdbaths, and anywhere there is stagnant water.
In a post COVID-19 world many families are facing more schedule changes as parents prepare to go back to work and children to camp, and back to school. How do you help prepare your pets so it will be less stressful for them? First, remember that all cats and dogs are individuals and what causes stress for some, may not cause stress for others. Here are some general suggestions from our pet behavior experts.
For some reason, this year’s neighborhood fireworks displays, involving unpredictable loud booms, crackles, whistles, and flashing lights, seem to have begun even earlier than the Fourth of July. While some people are enjoying the spectacles, their pets can be in panic mode. It’s widely known that more pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. So how do you help your pets during an entire summer season of fireworks displays?
In the days since the COVID-19 crisis closed our Adoption Center to the public, a skeletal staff of committed employees and volunteers have continued caring for the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens still being housed at our Port Washington, NY campus. Also, due to their dedication, many animals are getting adopted — even during this difficult time. Since April, 17 long-term adult cats (available for adoption for a year or more) from the Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center have found happy, loving homes.
These days when grooming salons may still not be open due to the COVID-19 crisis, our family pets may need our help to keep them smelling sweeter and not looking so overgrown. Here are some tips to help you keep your pets trimmed and clean.