Mixed Breed Dogs vs Purebred Dogs

Dogs fall into one of two categories: purebreds or mixed breeds – dogs that we call Mutt-i-grees®. Adopt an Amazing Mixed-Breed Mutt-i-gree® While a mixed-breed dog has a more diverse genetic makeup than a purebred dog, the size, appearance, and temperament of most mixed-breed dogs can be well predicted. After all, mixed breeds are Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:51:47+00:00 February 28th, 2014|

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

Everyone who loves them says the same thing: The only thing wrong with pets is that they just don’t live long enough. And it’s true. Their lifespans are shorter than ours. Someday, they’ll be gone. And the loss of a pet can be devastating. For many, our pets are closer to us than some Read More

By | 2017-09-15T15:47:59+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

The Stages of Grief – Losing a Pet

In her groundbreaking book “On Death and Dying” (1969), Elizabeth Kübler-Ross delineated five stages of grief, which apply as much to losing a beloved pet as they do to the death of a dear person. Of course, everyone grieves differently, and Kübler-Ross did not propose a five-step recipe for living through loss. Rather, the Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:35:15+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

Does my puppy have kennel cough?

Q: I recently adopted a 12-week-old female puppy.  This is the first puppy we have owned and are very excited to be pet owners!  Over the last 2 days, it seems as though something is stuck in our puppy's throat!  It sounds like a cough but we are not sure.  She sneezes often and Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:49:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2013|

Lyme Disease and Your Dog

When it comes to keeping your pets healthy, the best preventative is their routine vaccinations. Covering a wide array of diseases and conditions, routine vaccinations prevent the contraction and spread of many uncomfortable, harmful and even fatal conditions. This time of year, ticks carrying bacteria that cause Lyme disease are a concern. North Shore Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:49:57+00:00 October 18th, 2013|

Pet First-Aid Kit Essentials

Emergencies seldom give warning, but we can be ready for them. Most people have first aid kits on hand for themselves and family members. But what about your animals? Pet care experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and shelter organization, recommend having a pet first aid kit Read More

By | 2017-08-02T00:40:18+00:00 October 8th, 2013|

How Does Animal League America Help in Natural Disasters?

Q: How does the Animal League help other shelters during disaster situations? Submitted by Anonymous A: If there is an animal shelter that has been affected by a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, the Animal League America will utilize its’ the mobile rescue/adoption units. When unexpected disaster strikes, many shelters are inundated with additional animals Read More

By | 2017-06-23T16:55:55+00:00 January 24th, 2013|