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Pet Nutrition: The Don’ts

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

By |2017-10-12T12:41:48+00:00August 18th, 2017|

National Black Cat Appreciation Day

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

By |2017-08-18T10:43:30+00:00August 17th, 2017|

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 |2018-01-11T15:02:28+00:00March 1st, 2017|

Adopt A Walking Buddy®

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

By |2018-01-17T17:26:42+00:00January 27th, 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|

Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Pet

Dogs and cats can withstand cooler weather when certain conditions are met. Some breeds are even known to develop heavier coats for colder climates. There are however, some breeds that are not equipped to handle drastic changes in temperatures. Pet owners need to use common sense in order to protect their pets during colder Read More

By |2018-02-15T09:45:20+00:00November 6th, 2016|

Pet Safety During and After a Disaster

Natural disasters and emergencies happen quickly and oftentimes we are not fully prepared. Being properly equipped to meet the needs of your family – and pet(s) – when an emergency does strike, is crucial. Think ahead and follow these pet safety steps now to be “pet prepared”. You’ll feel better knowing that you’ve planned what Read More

By |2018-08-23T13:32:56+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Adopting the Right Dog

Every dog in the shelter can provide you with endless love and companionship, and every dog deserves a loving, responsible home. But some dogs are better for you and your lifestyle than others. That's why you should take the time to make a thoughtful choice. After all, you're choosing your new best friend, who'll Read More

By |2017-07-18T20:11:25+00:00November 29th, 2015|

Protecting Your Dog from Heartworm

Puppy mill rescues highlight the importance of preventative measures for this common (but potentially fatal) parasite. Puppy mills are notorious for their inhumane conditions, housing dogs in tiny wire cages and providing them with little if any medical care. As a result, the dogs that we rescue from these mills often have various medical Read More

By |2018-01-17T17:18:51+00:00August 17th, 2015|