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Northshore Humane Society: Go Take A Hike

As we move into 2021 and begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions, Northshore Humane Society wants you to know owning a pet can have several health advantages. That’s right – owning a dog or cat helps support both your mental and physical well-being! According to an article published by the Center for Disease Control and …

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Shelter From The Storm

When disaster strikes, we’ll be ready. With your support, Northshore Humane Society has become the leading disaster relief animal rescue in our area. We respond immediately to the desperate calls from shelters affected by natural disasters, whether the need is for essential items or the transport of animals from harm’s way.  In the past four …

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Our 2020 PET Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of our winners! We asked readers to submit entries for our annual contest, and the response was overwhelming! Our Facebook fans voted for each of their favorites in four categories. Thanks to our generous sponsors­— VetNaturally, Mandeville Animal Hospital, Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Holistic Healing—for providing gift baskets with products and services to …

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St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services: A Shelter Fur All

EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL brought in to the St. Tammany Department of Animal Services finds shelter–whether a stray, an injured animal picked up by a good Samaritan, an animal picked up by an Animal Control Officer or an animal surrendered by its owner. In 2019, this Shelter took in over 4,000 animals.  From the moment animals …

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PET TALK: with our Northshore Veterinarians

Why does my dog need an underwater treadmill? “Our state-of-the-art underwater treadmill is very different than a swim in your back yard pool. Swimming is a flex motion for a dog.  The underwater treadmill mimics an extension motion, like walking, while simultaneously taking the stress off the joints. As the muscles get stronger, the water …

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10 Plants That Are Poisonous To Pets

THERE ARE MORE than 700 plants known to cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to potentially life-threatening. The following list of ten are most commonly available and pre-existing within the residential yard. 1. Sago Palm: All parts are highly toxic especially the seeds. It contains cycasin and at least three other toxins. 2. Aloe: It …

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Cat Psychology 101: How To Coexist in Harmony

What does it mean when your cat yowls nonstop or scratches up your furniture? Cats actually have darn good reasons for their behaviors. Feline Vocalization When your cat meows, it’s usually asking for something or just saying ‘hello.’ The more frequent and intense the meows, the more intent your cat is on getting a response. …

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