Pet Owner Resources– Highly recommended, answers to your questions about your pet’s health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and safety.

Dogs and Cats

Pets and Parasites – Good resource for information about ticks, mosquitos, mange, worms, etc. It includes parasite prevalence maps for our area and the entire US (helpful when planning for travel.)

Dogs and Ticks– identification, diseases and more.

Pet Proofing Your Home and Yard- good tips for new and soon-to-be pet owners

Veterinary Oral Health Council- Periodontal (Gum) Disease, lists VOHC approved dental treats, chews for pets.

Pet Obesity Prevention

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine- Cat Enrichment Page– For owners indoor cats, everything from understanding them to problem solving.

Fritz the Brave– Helping owners and caregivers of cats with feline asthma education, treatment and management.

Caring for Your Diabetic Cat, with video– from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Rabbits, Pocket Pets, Exotics

House Rabbit Society– Rabbit care, how to medicate, and more.

American Pet Diner – Complete diets for Rabbits, Chinchillas, and Guinea Pigs.

Oxbow Animal Health (Oxbow Hay Company)- Complete diets, treats, bedding, and more for Rabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils, Tortoises, and Iguanas.

UK Chameleons– Resource for Chameleon care, health, and more.

SEAVS– Exotic pet care information for Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Small Exotic Mammals.

Loss of a Pet

Coping With the Loss of a Pet from the American Veterinary Medical Association

Pet Loss Support Hotline- Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine– 540-231-8038. Staffed by trained volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 pm, or you can leave a message and they’ll call you back when a counselor is there.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine- Pet Loss Support Hotline607-253-3932
6:00pm-9:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine- Companion Animal Related Emotions (CARE) Pet Loss Helpline-Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 pm Central Time.  Toll-free telephone number is:  (877) 394-CARE (2273)

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Books for children on loss of a pet: Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven by Newbery Medalist author Cynthia Rylant. These are available online and at Barnes & Noble. Recommended by our doctors!