Life with Pets

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Helping Pets Deal with Post COVID-19 Changes in Daily Routines

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.

By |2020-10-05T14:16:25+00:00July 14th, 2020|

Pets and Fireworks Safety

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?

By |2020-06-30T14:11:39+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Finding Homes During COVID-19 Crisis

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.

By |2020-06-03T12:31:55+00:00May 14th, 2020|

At Home Grooming Tips

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.

By |2020-06-10T16:31:03+00:00May 14th, 2020|

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 |2020-06-30T13:21:47+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 |2020-01-02T10:28:56+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|