Our experts reveal why it’s so important that all pet lovers include dental hygiene in their animals’ health and wellness routine.
When winter’s cold weather descends and temperatures begin to plummet, there are some special precautions to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your pet.
A new puppy or kitten is sure to put a smile on your face, but a dog or cat in its golden years can do the same thing, and make the pet parenting process much easier.
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 Read More
A Backyard Breeder is an amateur animal breeder. While some may have good intentions, in most cases the conditions are considered substandard, with little to no emphasis on ethical or selective breeding, or provide proper care for the well-being of the animals they are breeding. For those that really want a purebred dog, here are some do's & don'ts to guide you through the process, and help avoid the pitfalls of Backyard Breeders.
Obesity is a disease that has killed millions of pets prematurely in the United States - and it’s only getting worse.
Cat and dog nutrition is an important aspect of pet ownerships. After all, who can resist giving a french fry when sad puppy dog eyes are pleading? However, their digestive systems sometimes can be a bit more sensitive to fatty foods than ours. There are also a few foods that are toxic to animals, and Read More
Black cats have been at the center of superstitions and folklore for centuries. They bring bad luck. They’re evil. They’re witches – too often these silly myths have caused potential adopters to overlook black cats as they wait to find responsible, loving homes. At North Shore Animal League America we realize the color of an Read More
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
As the thermometer drops, many people head indoors, giving up on regular exercise routines. Cold weather often means running shoes get hung up, bicycles go to the back of the garage and the garden tools are placed in the shed. How can people stay motivated to exercise during those cold, winter months? Finding a Read More