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Help Keep Your Pets Safe this Fourth of July

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 spectacle, their pets can be in panic mode. With more pets running away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, how do you keep your pets safe and stress-free?

By |2022-06-27T09:03:34+00:00June 10th, 2022|

Rescued Parvo Pups Are Reminder of Pet Responsibility

Our Freed Special Recovery Center recently welcomed Boone and Doc, pair of Siberian Husky-mix puppies in need of emergency medical treatment for parvovirus. These young brothers suffered from neglect, and would likely have perished without intervention. Their tragic circumstances — avoidable with standard vaccinations — serve as a reminder that taking an animal into your home is a significant, lifelong commitment.

By |2022-05-24T09:33:17+00:00May 13th, 2022|

Protect Your Dog From Deadly Disease

When several dogs tragically died last month after playing in a Brooklyn park, it was a grim reminder of the dangers that can lurk in our environment. Their deaths were traced to an outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that is spread by urine. The bacteria can be easily picked up by dogs who spend time outside.

By |2022-04-14T16:38:42+00:00February 11th, 2022|

Cold Weather Tips for Your Feral Friend

Winter is a difficult time of the year for Community Cats; it’s cold, food and water are scarce, and a warm, dry place to rest their weary bones can be hard to find. Providing some sort of comfort for these cats — whether it be a bowl of food, a feral house to call their own or a fresh bowl of water — will go a long way to make their life so much easier.

By |2022-02-15T13:15:48+00:00December 8th, 2021|

DOGTV Presents Your Dog’s New Normal: Navigating Life After Quarantine

DOGTV is bringing the dog community together to help navigate your dog’s new normal and prevent post-COVID dog separation anxiety. Veterinarians, behaviorists, lifestyle experts, and pet service providers all joined the conversation, including North Shore Animal League America’s own Sylvia Ottaka, Senior Director of Rescue and Community Outreach, and Sean Patrick Malloy, Shelter Operations Manager, who share their knowledge and experience in rescuing, caring for, and adopting pets.

By |2021-07-15T10:08:26+00:00June 16th, 2021|

Building a Better Pet Health Centers

At North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers, we strive to provide the highest quality medical care in an environment that is safe and comfortable for our clients, our staff, and most importantly for the animals in our care. That is why we will soon be undergoing a renovation to our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, located at 16 Lewyt Street on our Port Washington, NY campus.

By |2021-10-21T12:09:08+00:00May 25th, 2021|

Give Your Pet a Spring Tune-Up

Spring is here and it's a perfect time to think about the benefits of a "Spring Tune-Up" for your pet. Here are some tips from our experts on how to get your pet ready for all the wonderful things this season has to offer.

By |2021-06-15T09:54:19+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Making a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Feast

The enticing aroma of a Thanksgiving dinner cooking would make anyone want to sneak a taste, even our pets. And all the hustle bustle in the kitchen can make it fairly easy for them to do. But many of the things we enjoy on this festive occasion are not always good for dogs and cats. That’s why it’s important to take extra steps to ensure the safety of our pets, especially as we head into the holiday season.

By |2021-11-29T11:56:14+00:00November 24th, 2020|

Pet Diabetes: Learning the Facts Can Lead to Long and Happy Lives

Hearing a diagnosis of diabetes for a beloved pet often makes an owner feel despair. Rescue pets with diabetes also have a harder time finding homes. But diabetes in both dogs and cats is treatable. Here are some facts and information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the disease so you can help your dog or cat live a quality life if they have diabetes or develop it.

By |2020-11-20T21:07:54+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

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 some Halloween safety tips so Read More

By |2021-11-01T09:49:25+00:00October 10th, 2020|