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 topics 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!
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. They run a wide variety of programs designed with one goal in mind: improving the lives of animals. Check out their website for information on how you can help and click on the "pet care" tab for tips on cold weather care, housetraining, emergency care and much more...
February is Dental Health month! Click on this link to the American Veterinary Medical Association to find out about pet dental health and how to prevent dental disease. There are videos to show you how to brush your pet's teeth, an explanation of periodontal disease and so much more...
- Bark Busters
Want a happy, well behaved dog? Consider Bark Busters in-home training service. There's also an abundance of free information on their website under "news and training tips"!
- Project: Pet Slim Down
Is your pet overweight? According to a 2010 study, 55% of dogs and 54% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. That's an estimated 43 million dogs and 50 million cats*. The good news is there's help. Check out this link and watch inspiring videos of real pets going through a weight management program.
*Source: 2010 Pet Obesity Study for the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention
- CET Home Dental Care
Fido shouldn't have bad breath. This very well may be a sign of infection or dental disease. Check out this website and learn about dental disease and how to care for your pets' teeth. Also, view a short video on how to brush your dog's teeth.
- Dogs and Ticks
This website has great information on protecting your dogs from ticks. You will learn about lyme and other diseases transmitted by ticks and how to check for and remove ticks from your dog.
- Frontline Plus
Find out everything you need to know about fleas and ticks and how to prevent them. This website has a lot of information and even an educational spot for kids!
- Kitty TestAt this website, find out what you need to know to keep your cat healthy. Enter your state and county and find out about common infectious feline diseases in your area.
- My Dog is Cool
Looking for ideas on how to keep your pet safe and cool during the hot summer months? Click here to find out!
- Companion Animal Parasite Council
All your questions about intestinal parasites can be answered here. Click on this link to find information on how to protect your pet and your family from harmful parasites.
- CDC Center for Disease Control
Check out the information on the CDC's website regarding hookworms and roundworms. You'll find other important information here, as well, relating to people and animals!
- Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
Ready to adopt a dog? Check out this website for loveable, adoptable pets available in your area. There are also tips for choosing a pet, choosing the right rescue group, training tips and much more...not to mention super cute pet photos!
Is your pet lost? Have you found a pet in your neighborhood? Click here to register your pets' microchip or to report a lost or found pet. You can also find travel tips and read heartwarming stories of families and pets that have been reunited!
- 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!
- Pet Poison Hotline
Did your pet eat something that could possibly be poisonous? This website has tips to help keep your pet safe and includes a "poison list" that will help identify items in your yard or house that are harmful.
- National Animal Poison Control Center
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
- 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.
- Gentle Euthanasia at home
It is never an easy decision and we are here to help you and your pet through this difficult time. Often, people prefer to maintain their pet at home, when possible. We recommend Dr. Rebecca McComas and team whose information can be found at this website.
- 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 maintained 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.