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!
Growing up with Pets
Growing up with pets is an educational program devoted to bringing parents a resource for information and advise on how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.
Choosing a New Puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
Rethinking puppy socialization
Partners in Animal Health
This is a collection of innovative, reliable resources for pet owners, developed by veterinary experts at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Traveling with your Pet
Frequently Asked Questions - Traveling requirements from the USDA
An offbeat, inside look at animal issues from Veterinary Partner and VIN
Pet Friendly Cleaning Ideas for Your Home
VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Rabies Awareness - Washington County Public Health
Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health problem in New York State. During warm weather, and increased contact between wildlife and people and their pets, Washington County Public Health reminds all Washington County residents that the Public Health Department is prepared to provide guidance to anyone who may have been potentially exposed to rabies, a suspected rabid animal, or who has questions about the disease.
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Companion Animal Parasite Council
CAPC is an independent council of veterinarians and other animal health-care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people.
Dog and Tick Tips: Learn about tick diseases in dogs, what to watch out for, prevelance maps, recent news coverage and much more.
Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Information for pet owners: What if a tick is found on your pet?
How to Remove a Tick
Scalibor Band Reminder
Click on this link if you would like a message sent to your e-mail address when your dog's Scalibor Band is due to be replaced.
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.
Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction -- Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plants.
Ohio State University Indoor Pet Initiative
This site extends the popular Indoor Cat Initiative, which has helped enrich the lives of cats and strengthen the human-cat bond for nearly a decade. The recent addition of a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and two applied animal behaviorists to our College now allows us to expand to include more companion species, starting with dogs. Please take advantage of this wealth of information for your own pets, as well as those of your friends, family, colleagues and clients.
American Working Collie Association
AWCA brings you the latest research on drug sensitivity in Collies. This research is being conducted at Washington State University by Dr. Katrina Mealy and at the University of California Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory by Dr. Mark Neff and his team of researchers.
High Goal Farm
High Goal Farm is home to the Capital District's premier dog training facility.
The Grateful Dog Training & Daycare
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Relationship based, positive reinforcement training and care. Dogs of all breeds and stages of life are welcome. Their training style is simple, effective, fun and easily integrated into a busy lifestyle.
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!
Services at Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Make training a part of your everyday life with your dog!
Diets and health infomation for man's best friend.
Your Pet's Nutritional Needs
A science-based guide for pet owners from the National Research Council.
Royal Canin Diets
The Royal Canin website offers research, answers to commonly asked nutrition questions, informative videos, and even an interactive pet section to gain deep understanding of how nutrition can help with all aspects of pet health.
Losing Your Beloved Friend
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
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 counselling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
Preparing for the loss of your beloved pet - Veterinary Wisdom will guide you through the difficult, but important decisions that create a loving and meaningful good-bye for your pet.
Custom Pet Urns
Luke Thornton is a master artisan woodworker with over 40 years of experience. He has created an exclusive line of commissioned urns and keepsakes designed and created using the beautiful hardwoods of the Pacific Northwest. These handmade urns are one-of-a-kind with a natural beauty befitting a dignified memorial.