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.
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.
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.
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
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.
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.
What you need to know to keep your cat healthy.
Useful articles for all aspects of feline care.
Feline CRF Information Center
Feline Chronic Renal Failure Information Center
Cornell Feline Health Center
Ohio State University Feline Urinary Issues
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.
How to Clean Up Cat Urine
Handout on how to clean up cat urine from Ohio State University - Indoor Pet Initiative or visit their website Ohio State Indoor Pet Initiative.
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.
Finding out your cat has diabetes may seem overwhelming, but you're not alone. With the right care, a diabetic cat can live a long and happy life.
Services at Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic
Cats International is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions. They are committed to the health and well-being of cats and the happiness of thier owners. Cats International will help you with those unsolvable problems or curious questions.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Litter Box & Scratching
Is your cat peeing on your carpets? Shredding your furniture? Never fear, this webinar will walk cat owners through the frustrating process of dealing with these two most common feline behavior problems. Learn about why these problem behaviors occur and easy to implement tips for resolving them. Step by step, user friendly advice will be provided to help you address most litter box and destructive scratching concerns.
The Cat Tool
When your cat starts doing something you don’t like—such as scratching the furniture or peeing outside the litter box—it’s easy to become frustrated. We can help you resolve most cat behavior issues by explaining why your cat may be acting that way and giving you the tools to correct the behavior. You'll find out that most common behavior problems can be solved by making your cat feel safe, secure, and stimulated.
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.
Catinfo.org website offers in-depth information on feline nutrition, feline health and common frustrations and answers to feeding a stubborn cat. "Diet is the brick and mortar of health". This site lays out some often ignored principles of feline nutrition and explains why cats have a better chance at optimal health if they are fed a quality canned food diet instead of dry kibble.
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.
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.
Loss of a Beloved Friend
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.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
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.