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Resources

In addition to the Pet Healthcare 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 healthcare. 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!

Advantage Flea Control – 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.

American Association of Feline Practitioners – The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

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.

Animal Nutrition – Good daily nutrition for your pet is of the utmost importance in order to ensure his or her long term health. These links provide every savvy cat and dog owner with a guide to good nutrition on the Internet. For more information on cat or dog nutrition, please follow the links provided.

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 numbers and many other helpful resources.

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 this one out!

Breeds of Dogs – A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.

Camping Tips – The ASPCA provides tips on how to camp safely with your pet.​

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows and much more.

Choosing a New Puppy – This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.


Food Safety – This article provide 9 surprisingly dangerous foods for your dog.

Frontline TopSpot 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.

Heartworm Society – Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

House Rabbit Society – The website to visit for all of your rabbit related questions.

Indoor Cat Initiative – This site provides Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s best suggestions for keeping indoor cats healthy.

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.

Pet Health – Please visit this page to view helpful articles that can answer your questions regarding your pet’s health.

Pet Cancer Information & Support –  Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger (video blogger). She is currently at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT – part of the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of Hospitals. She is one of approximately 400 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America.

Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction — ASPCA – A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.

Rainbow Bridge – Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

Royal Canin Veterinary Diets – Answers to commonly asked nutritional  questions, informative videos and even an interactive pet section to gain an understanding of how nutrition can help with all aspects of pet health.


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 others.

Vectra Flea and Tick Control – This site is sponsored by Ceva Animal Health, the makers of Vectra 3D. Visit the site to find out more information about pesky parasites, how to apply and more.

Veterinary Schools in the US – This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.

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.