Links

The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:

Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

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Veterinary Partner

The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.

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PetPlace

Petplace.com is the premier web destination for people who love their animal companions. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com, building an ever-growing library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles to peruse and select from. Petplace offers the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness articles, as well as over 4,000 heartwarming pet stories that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside. If you are “PetCrazy”, then Petplace.com is for you!

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ASPCA Poison Control

This is an excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.

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Purina Pet Food

For decades, Purina has been focused on pet nutrition and supporting the welfare of animals. The Purina website features information about their extensive line of products, both for cats and dogs, as well as a more detailed background on the company and the many pet-related initiatives they are promoting.

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Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.

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Home Again Microchip

Do you have a plan in place should your pet become lost? Microchipping is a simple, minimally invasive way to permanently identify your pet so that if he or she ever wanders off and is delivered to a nearby shelter or humane society, you can be reunited again. Learn more about this innovative identification method at the Home Again website.

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Invisible Fence

Invisible Fence Brand Solutions keep your pet out of harm’s way and helps to prevent unwanted behaviors throughout your home and yard. They offer custom-fit solutions and training that cater to your pet’s personality and your particular household needs. Check out the many customized solution options Invisible Fence has available by visiting their website.

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Cat Fanciers’ Association

The Cat Fancier’s Association is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats, recognizing 42 pedigreed breeds ranging from the ever-popular Persian and Siamese to the rare Chinese Li Hua. The Cat Fancier’s website contains detailed information about each breed, educational resources for cat care needs and schedules for upcoming events. There’s even a kid’s section that contains fun and informative content designed especially for the little ones.

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Cornell Feline Health Center

The Feline Health Center offers a variety of articles, brochures, and videos online for cat owners and enthusiasts alike. Web visitors can find links to articles and brochures that help answer frequently asked questions as well as links to videos that demonstrate how to groom, medicate, and care for your cat. This website features such feline care topics as preparation, vaccination, feeding, grooming, medication, spaying/neutering and health hazards.

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Feeding Your Cat

Putting a little thought into what you feed your cats can pay big dividends over their lifetime and very possibly help them avoid serious, painful, and costly illnesses. There is no doubt that dry food is responsible for far more intestinal problems, and other diseases, than most veterinarians and cat owners realize. This website offers expert advice and guidance from nutrition-savvy veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary internists. Visit the link to learn more.

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Feline Diabetes

Cat diabetes is a treatable, manageable condition. You can maintain your sanity and your cat’s health, all on a reasonable budget. The Feline Diabetes website features an extensive library of veterinary articles for those who need references or want to learn more. Material on the site has been contributed by reputable sources, including medical doctors, veterinarians and experienced diabetic cat caretakers. Click the link to learn more.

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American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names. Check out the link to learn more about this distinction and how you can get your own dog certified.

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How to Love Your Dog

A kid’s guide to proper dog care, the How to Love Your Dog website is chock-full of interesting, fun and educational resources that cover everything from dog trips and puppy training to wellness care, videos and much, much more. It’s also a great resource for parents, teachers, caregivers and first-time dog owners. Access the library of information by visiting the website at the link provided.

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Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)

The Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) is a non-profit educational organization consisting of nearly 1000 specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, internists, pathologists, pharmacologists and general practitioners from around the world. Each day, hundreds of animals are diagnosed with cancer and pet owners across the US and around the world reach out to VCS asking for information and assistance in finding treatment options for their cherished companions. The VCS website provides answers to many of the questions pet owners ask about cancer and can assist in finding options that may exist within the community or through the use of clinical trials.

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Growing Up With Pets

Growing Up With Pets is an educational program devoted to bringing parents a resource for information and advice on how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets. Find a huge selection of helpful tips and informative articles as well as a section designed specifically for children.

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Pet Partners

Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is a non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. Visit the website to find information about therapy and service animals, learn about the health benefits that pet ownership can have on humans, get access to pet bereavement support and many more valuable resources.

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Petfinder

Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals that are in need of homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Petfinder’s mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to: increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets, increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated, and elevate the status of pets to that of family member.

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a nonprofit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

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International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA)

International Pet and Animal Transportation Association provides professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world. An international network of concerned pet shippers, the members of IPATA represent many years of experience in the transportation and care of animals. IPATA’s membership includes over 350 offices in over 80 countries with services to all major airports worldwide. Learn more about this service as well as valuable pet travel resources by visiting the website.

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USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APHIS works in a variety of ways to protect and improve the health, quality, and marketability of our nation’s animals (including various wildlife), animal products, and veterinary biologics. This subject area describes many of the diseases facing animals today, as well the steps APHIS is taking to prevent, control and eliminate those conditions. Visit the USDA APHIS website to learn more.

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