Pets, especially hunting and sporting dogs that love to swim, farm animals, wildlife, fish, and even people are at risk of getting sick and even dying from harmful algal blooms. These blooms are increasing around the world and the United States is seeing its fair share. In particular, our country’s freshwater ponds and lakes are being affected and the deadliest blooms are formed of blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. You should also be aware that this bacteria can grow in backyard fountains, garden pots, birdbaths, and anywhere there is stagnant water.
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?
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.
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.
Learn how the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, may affect you and your pets, and how you can take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your furry friends.
To help keep your pets smiling bright, we're celebrating Pet Dental Health Month in February – making this the perfect time to get your furry friend on a proper dental regimen. Schedule an appointment this month for a pre-dental evaluation and receive a $45 credit toward any necessary dental procedure through the end of February.*
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.
It’s so important to protect your pet against fleas and ticks. These pests not only spread bacteria and disease, but can also cause lifelong problems for your pet and family. Our experts at North Shore Animal League America have provided vital information on how to watch out for fleas and ticks and how to protect your pet against them.
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.
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?