Resources & Links
The veterinary resources featured on this page provide useful information to pet owners on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.
Animal Breed Associations
- American Kennel Club
- Cat Fanciers’ Association: This website features lots of photos as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
Animal Care Guides
- Health and Safety Tips for Your New Puppy: This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider after getting a puppy.
- Petside.com: News, articles, and blogs on pets.
- Sofa vs. Pets: Get tips on how to keep your furniture looking new in a home with pets.
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
- The Humane Society of the United States
- North Shore Animal League America
Pet Grief Support
- Rainbow Bridge: Anyone who has ever lost a beloved pet should visit this site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
- Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Pet Health & Wellness
- American Heartworm Society: Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here.
- Canine Influenza: Learn about Canine Influenza and how to protect your dog in this AVMA update.
- Canine Lepto: Get information on canine leptospirosis (lepto for short) and what you can do to prevent this disease in your dog.
- Possible Canine Health Problems by Breed: Discover which health problems have been associated with certain breeds of dog.
- Spay and Neuter Information: WonderPuppy.net provides many resources on the benefits of spaying and neutering your pet. Learn more here.
- American Kennel Club Pet Insurance
- ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
- Petplan Pet Insurance
- Trupanion Pet Medical Insurance
- VPI Pet Insurance
- C.E.T. Dental Chews
- Frontline Flea and Tick Preventative
- Hill's Pet Nutrition
- HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service
- Iams: Pet nutrition information and more can be found at this site.
- Royal Canin
Pet Safety and Poison Control
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: This website provides safety tips and resources on poisonous pet hazards, as well as a 24-hour hotline for animal poison-related emergencies.
- Plants Toxic to Animals: The Veterinary Medicine Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has provided lot of valuable information about toxic plants. Discover which plants may be harmful to your beloved pet. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
- 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 bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as mad cow disease), foot and mouth disease (FMD), and animal welfare regulations.
- West Nile Virus: The Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), a part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the United States, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
Pet Services & Consultants
- Dog Training and 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 house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check out this website.
- American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP): The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors. You’ll find a lot of information on feline health.
- Veterinary Practice News: Learn more about the science of laser therapy here.