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 periodically, 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!
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
- Canine Health Problems by Breed A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs and the associated medical problems that have been encountered in that breed.
Behavior and Training:
- 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!
- Sofas-vs-Pets A nice site with some good information on preventing and treating behavioral problems associated with having pets and furniture.
Medical Conditions and Preventive Health Care:
- Veterinary Oral Health Council Website detailing the dental recommendations from the VOHC.
- FEMA: Emergency planning for your pets FEMA's website including information on emergency planning for your pets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Advantage Flea Information This site is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, the makers of new K9 Advantix for dogs and Advantage flea control for dogs and cats. It is loaded with information about fleas and flea control.
- Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- Novartis Animal Health
This site is sponsored by Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.
- Remind My Pet This website will allow you to set up medication reminders for your pet. No more forgotten medications!!
- Kitchen Safety for Pets Kitchen safety tips that we should all pay attention to! Some great safety information! (Thanks to the Girl Scouts from Denver, CO for the great link suggestion!)
Losing a Pet:
- Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
- Hill's Pet Food Hill's pet foods website with lots of information on nutrition and selecting the best food for your pet.
- petfit.com Hill's pet foods site with information on weight management for dogs and cats, including the prescription r/d and w/d diets.
- Iams Iams pet foods website with information on nutrition and selecting the best food for your pet.
- Purina Purina pet foods website with information on nutrition and selecting the best food for your pet.
- Wellness Wellness pet foods website with information on nutrition and selecting the best food for your pet.