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!
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
- Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
Pets and children
- Liam J. Perk Foundation- Liam's parents took a tragedy and have created a site to help other parents avoid suffering a similar tragedy. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, or friend it is important to understand what your dog or someone else's dog is saying. It doesn't matter if you have owned dogs for 50 years or 5 we(humans) are notorious for missing subtle body language. Please keep everyone safe and become familiar with this website.
- Doggone Safe- Just what is says. This site is dedicated to dog bite prevention. We all would like to think that our dogs would never bite. Even humans have bad days and are grumpy and take it out on others - sometimes dogs do too.
Training & Behavior
Products We Recommend
- 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.
- Frontline Plus by Merial - Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as TopSpot questions and answers
- Premier- This company makes several good products from leashes and leaders to toys and food puzzles. Call us to recommend appropriate products for your pet!
- Royal Canin- We carry the dermatology line of this premium diet. For pet's with food allergies we recommend rabbit and potato, or duck and potato.
- Email reminders of when to give your pet medications Sign up for monthly email reminders of when to give your pet medications.
- Pet-friendly lodging- Traveling with your pet? Search your destination to plan accommodations that accept pets.
- Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement -We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
- Rainbow Bridge - Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- Veterinary Schools in the US - This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- 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
- Veterinary Information Network - VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community