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Celebrating Summer: Keeping Pets Safe Around Fireworks

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 spectacles and their barbecues, their pets can be in panic mode. Here are some tips to help your pet during this difficult time.

By |2019-07-15T07:08:11+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, family vacations are what memories are made of. But pet parents often face a dilemma when making their travel plans. What do you do with your beloved dog or cat when you’re heading out of town?

By |2019-06-17T09:37:02+00:00April 13th, 2019|

Winter Safety Tips to Keep Man’s Best Friend Safe and Warm

When winter's chill strikes it's time to bundle up when you brave the outdoors and double up on the cozy blankets indoors. But what about man's best friend? We asked the experts in our Pet Health Centers a few questions on how to help keep our canine companions warm and safe this winter.

By |2019-02-14T10:42:50+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Tis the season to be jolly, with bright lights and decorations galore. But don't forget our four-legged friends when decking those halls. These helpful holiday pet safety tips will make sure everyone enjoys this festive season.

By |2019-01-02T17:51:18+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Back to School Tips: Leaving Your Pet at Home

The hurried rush of back-to-school and shorter days means families are spending more time focused on school work and active schedules. That may mean leaving your furry friends at home alone more often.  Now is an important time to incorporate your recently adopted dog, cat, puppy or kitten in the family's new routine. Read More

By |2019-09-05T17:36:42+00:00August 11th, 2018|

Tips to Pet Proof Your Home

Dogs and cats are curious by nature. That’s why it’s so important that you make sure you pet proof your home before bringing a new family member into your house. Dr. Mark Verdino, VP and Chief of Veterinary Staff at North Shore Animal League America, advises taking a “whole-house” approach. “There are potential dangers to Read More

By |2019-03-18T09:08:48+00:00March 1st, 2017|

Winter Tails

A selection of books that can inform, and even delight, you and your furry family members. Many of these books can be found at your local bookseller, as well as in digital format for most eReaders. The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and Father’s Search for the Canine Soul, by Dr. Read More

By |2017-08-31T11:29:55+00:00January 25th, 2017|

Kids and Pet Safety Rules

Children and pets make best friends for life, but keep them both safe with some tips from our trainers Thinking of adding a furry member to your family? That’s great news, especially if you have kids. The benefits to children of having a pet are vast: increases in self-esteem, nurturing skills, cooperation and, best Read More

By |2017-08-11T21:32:46+00:00January 19th, 2015|