In addition to your Pet Portals 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.
- Pitt Bulls Great information on a truly misunderstood breed!
- Behavior problemsFounded 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!
- Avid Microchip Information Information about the Avid Microchip identification system
- Embrace Pet Insurance Learning center to help owners understand pet insurance!
- 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 plant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Veterinary Schools in the USThis is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- 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.
- Slentrol Information about a weight loss medication for dogs
- 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
- Rabies for the non-verterinarian – FANTASTIC article from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
- Ticks, Dogs and Disease. GREAT SITE! This site provides valuable information to protect you and your pet from lyme and other diseases
- West Nile VirusThis 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.
- Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- American Veterinary Medical AssociationThis 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
- 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.
- American Association of Feline PractitionersThe AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health
- Kids Health A great site for the kids to learn about general health and gain understanding on topics like rabies, wild animals, and vaccines