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Protecting Pets from Heatstroke

As the summer heat intensifies, the risk of heat stroke in our pets becomes a significant concern. Heat stroke in pets can occur quickly and can lead to serious consequences if not promptly recognized and treated. It's important to know the signs that your pet is in distress and how to help them quickly.

By |2024-07-15T12:02:33-04:00July 12th, 2024|

Keeping Your Pet Safe from Upper Respiratory Illness

As seasons change and temperatures drop we can all get a little run down, and before you know it the first signs of an upper respiratory illness start to appear. The same is true for our pets. Know how to recognize the signs that your furry friend might be a little under the weather and how you can avoid these health risks in the future.

By |2023-12-08T09:59:02-04:00November 22nd, 2023|

Pet Health Centers Leads the Pack in Its Seventh Year of AAHA Accreditation

At a staff celebration in honor of our seventh year of American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation, Animal League America’s Senior Vice President & Chief of Veterinary Staff Dr. Mark Verdino emphasized that this recognition validates our unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of medical care to all our patients.

By |2023-09-14T17:04:53-04:00August 14th, 2023|

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 |2024-07-08T23:35:13-04:00June 23rd, 2023|

Air Quality Alert: Protecting Your Pets

With the current wildfires in Canada creating dangerously poor air quality throughout the Northeastern United States, it is important to remember to keep our pets indoors in these extreme conditions. High levels of smoke are dangerous for all pets and pet owners should reduce their exposure to it as much as possible. Here are some helpful tips to protect your pets and keep them healthy.

By |2023-06-08T10:21:35-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

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?

By |2024-05-23T23:14:07-04:00April 13th, 2023|

Celebrate World Spay Day

World Spay Day started in 1995 to call attention to the problem of homeless pets across the country, and to promote spay/neuter as a way to prevent pet overpopulation as well as save animals’ lives. Homeless animals living on the street can reproduce in record numbers every year. Many of those will have to search for food, water, and shelter, and are likely to die needlessly from malnutrition, disease, and exposure to the elements. Some may find themselves in overcrowded shelters where millions of otherwise healthy companion animals are euthanized every year, simply because there just aren’t enough homes.

By |2024-02-29T13:05:34-04:00February 14th, 2023|

Only the Best in Care for Your Pet at Our Pet Health Centers

When you bring your dog or cat to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers — consisting of the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Elizabeth Freed Special Recovery Center — you can be assured that they are in the best hands possible. That’s because we are proud to be accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Fewer than 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. hold this distinction.

By |2022-08-02T12:13:45-04:00July 14th, 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 |2022-05-24T09:33:17-04:00May 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 |2023-11-22T10:06:51-04:00February 11th, 2022|