Pet Owner Resources
These are some great sites we recommend to pet owners who are looking for information on medical conditions, behavior issues, or just like to read about pets!
General Animal-Related Info:
Veterinary Partner – For pet owners! Whether you have a specific question about animal health or just want to know more, this site is a fantastic interactive forum where pet lovers, veterinarians and their staff can interact. Check out the many archived articles and pet care tips as well.
Desert Pet Companion – is a local quarterly magazine for pet owners. It’s distributed free at local businesses (including Country Club Animal Clinic) and is also available online. Check it out for current information about pet-friendly business, training classes, useful articles, coupons and more!
Health Benefits – and other considerations when choosing a pet. Has a good comparison of dog types, and dog vs cats.
Traveling With Pets – helpful info on pet-friendly lodging, import requirements, and lots more!
Toxic Plants – This is a highly reliable and searchable database of toxic (poisonous) plants, both common and uncommon.
Pets And Children – Guidelines and facts for parents contemplating pet ownership
The VIN News Room – Up-to-date news about animals and veterinarians.
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.
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.
Rainbow Bridge – Facing the loss of your pet, and afraid others just won’t understand? The Rainbow Bridge is a terrific tribute to our lost family members, with a grief support chatroom and more resources for those facing this terrible time.
Pet Loss Support – Starts with Ten Tips for Mourning Your Pet, with numerous pages to help you get through this difficult time.
2nd Chance 4 Pets – If anything happened to you…. what would happen to your pet?
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.
Cafe Press – Offers tee-shirts and novelty gifts with your photo, or choose a gift based on profession or interest – fun to browse even if you’re not shopping!
Senior Pet Products – Innovative products to improve your aging pet’s life, and yours, too!
I Want To Be A Veterinarian! – A helpful resource for anyone who *thinks* they want to be a vet but isn’t quite sure how to go about it. Also helpful for those who just want to know what their vet went through to get where they are.
VetzInsight – A blog by veterinarians, on a variety of pet-related topics.
Choosing a New Puppy – This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
Cooking for your pet? – For picky pets or those whose special needs cannot readily be met using commercial diets, this site provides balanced recipes.
Heartworm Society – Everything you ever wanted to know about heart-worm disease can be found here!
Fido Finder – Lost or found dogs
AKC.org American Kennel Club – Info on dog breeds, shows, links to breeders, and more.
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 Association of Feline Practitioners – The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.
Tabby Tracker – Lost or found cats
Cornell Feline Health Center – a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere.