Education / Helpful Links
- http://www.healthypet.com/ American Animal Hospital Association -- This site provides advice on choosing and caring for dogs, cats, birds, exotics, and small mammals. There is much general information, including information on characteristics specific breeds.
- https://www.avma.org/Pages/ American Veterinary Medical Association -- Health information, brochures, safety information, and an FAQ are available.
- http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/ American College of Veterinary Surgeons -- This site provides background, clinical signs, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and when to seek professional help for large animals, equine, food animals, and small animals.
- http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/intro.htm This link indexes by breed the hereditary conditions of canines.
- http://www.fabcats.org/breeders/inherited_problems/index.php This link is an index of the hereditary conditions of feline breeds.
- http://www.purina.com/ Purina provides many of short snippets of basic information on choosing, feeding, and caring for a dog or cat. The sections on breeds is especially good. The reading level is at the 6th grade level (like Reader's Digest), making is accessible to all. The health information sections frequently refer the reader to their veterinarian.
- http://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm.html This is a great link concerning heartworm disease in both dogs, and cats.
- http://www.veterinarypartner.com/ VIN -- This outstanding, ad-free site offers extensive, dependable, and high quality online pet health information for client education. Keyword search is a good way to search Veterinary Partner, but there are guided tabs (behavior, health, diseases, drugs, pet corner) and links to species.
- http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm047879.htm Food and Drug Information for latest food and pharmaceutical recalls, and problems.
- http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/ This is an excellent site for poison, and toxicity problems.
- http://wildliferehabinfo.org/contact_a-m.htm This is a national directory for assistance with wildlife.