In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of optics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
Cat Pain IQ, Zoetis:– To help feline owners assess Osteoarthritis at home.
USDA-APHIS Pet Travel: – Traveling with your pet? This is the USDA website with requirements for travel from state to state, traveling to another country or bringing a pet into the US from another country.
Chocolate Toxicity Calculator: If your pet possibly ingested chocolate, you can enter the weight of your pet, the type of chocolate and how much they may have ingested. It will calculate from mild to severe and whether your pet should see a doctor. Do not hesitate to call if you are concerned!
The Pet Health Exchange: – Provides moderated, accurate and credible information about pets and their care.
Choosing a new puppy – This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
Heartworm Society – Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Behavior problems – Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement – We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counselling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
ASPCA Poison Control Website:– The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, (888) 426-4435 available 24 hours
Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction — Vet Med Library, UIUC – A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
Veterinary Schools in the US – This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
Rainbow Bridge – Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
West Nile Virus – This site is maintainted by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
American Veterinary Medical Association – This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine
American Association of Feline Practitioners – The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health
Veterinary Information Network – VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community