The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:
Petplace.com is the premier web destination for people who love their animal companions. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com, building an ever-growing library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles to peruse and select from. Petplace offers the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness articles, as well as over 4,000 heartwarming pet stories that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside. If you are “PetCrazy”, then Petplace.com is for you!
A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.
The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.
This is an excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.
The Clean Run website contains a wealth of helpful information regarding agility training for dogs. There’s a special course designing section, a page that lists upcoming events, a forum to participate in discussions and share knowledge and a store where you can order a wide variety of quality agility training and other pet care products.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine in order to prepare the veterinary workforce with the skills and scientific knowledge required to meet the animal healthcare needs of society. The association aims to promote and protect the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment. The AAVMC website provides information on veterinary educators and AAVMC programs and initiatives, as well as resources for students and applicants.
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. It promotes public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.
Petcha.com is dedicated to helping people not only find the best dog or cat for their lifestyle, but also care for that pet for the rest of his or her life. That’s why Petcha offers a plethora of pet care information for pets of every age, including a huge volume of videos as well as a community where users can share their own stories, photos and videos of their pets. Click the link to learn more.
This division of the FDA covers a variety of animal and veterinary related topics, including drug development and approval, news and events, approved product information, safety and health resources, as well as animal health literacy, and information for consumers and veterinarians.
For over 50 years, International Cat Care (formerly known as the Feline Advisory Board FAB) has been raising the standard of treatment and care provided to cats by veterinary professionals, boarding cattery operators, those involved in rescue work, breeders and, of course, cat owners, by providing the best information possible. They work with veterinary and welfare organizations all over the world, with a panel of feline veterinary medicine experts, a feline expert behavior team and a welfare advisory panel. Visit the website for more info and gain access to a number of helpful cat care resources.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals’ mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease. The OFA website and databases provide the tools, whether you are a veterinarian, breeder, or prospective owner. Visit the link provided to learn more.
The mission of PennHIP is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia. PennHIP incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of the canine hip. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. When used early in a dog’s life, it greatly enhances the potential for early intervention to help prevent or lessen CHD in at risk dogs. Visit the site to learn more.
Pet Insurance Review’s goal is to assist pet owners who are shopping for pet insurance. The website provides information on benefits, pricing and customer reviews, to help pet owners make the appropriate decision for themselves and their pets. The website is not owned or controlled by any pet insurance company. Browse independent reviews, compare insurance companies and individual plans to find the right one for your specific needs.
Street Cat Rescue is a charitable organization whose focus is rescuing at risk cats and kittens living on the streets of Saskatoon. They focus on the most vulnerable, including pregnant cats, kittens, and those with injuries or medical problems requiring urgent vet care. The organization now saves over 300 cats every year. Visit the website to find out what you can do to help today!
The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) exists to recognize products that meet pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols. Regular use of products carrying the VOHC Seal will reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets. Learn more about this important cause by visiting the website.
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. They have the resources and ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency, and help you manage the situation to provide the best chance at a positive outcome.
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