The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
CHIC is a centralized canine health database and provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds.
Choosing a puppy is easy when you have all this information at your fingertips. This is a nice starter guide.
CAT FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION (CFA)
Lots of pictures and information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, etc.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information.
Indoor Pet Initiative site from Ohio State University
Their goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being.Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.
The CATalyst Council’s vision & mission are to ensure all cats are valued & cared for as pets. This will be accomplished by raising the level of care & welfare of cats, supported by the highest quality veterinary care, preventative medicine & cat specific products.
LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT
The 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. They also provide professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling, Services are free and available to anyone bereaving for a pet.
The Rainbow Bridge Poem
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
Dr. Sophia Yin- The Art & Science of Animal Behavior
Dr. Yin was a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, author, and international expert on Low Stress Handling. Her “pet-friendly” techniques for animal handling and behavior modification are shaping the new standard of care for veterinarians and pet care professionals. Although she sadly passed away in 2014, her life’s work will always remain with us. We highly recommend her training materials and information on behavior modification.
Founded 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 house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
DIET AND NUTRITION
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.
FOODS WE RECOMMEND
NATIONAL ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER: Includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List
An in-depth list on all toxic and non toxic plants. Includes photographs for easy identification.
The American Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
ProHeart6 is the only injection that provides 6 full months of continuous heartworm protection in a single dose.
One of the most popular monthly Heartworm preventatives on the market. A beef flavored chewable tablet that protects against Heartworm infections, and also Roundworm and Hookworm infection.
A topical product, when applied every month protects against heartworm disease. It also kills fleas, treat sarcoptic mange and ear mites.
A topical product, when applied every month protects against heartworm disease. It also kills fleas and treats/controls roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infections.
FLEA AND TICK CONTROL
The Scalibor Collar
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the makers of new Scalibor collar for dogs flea and tick control for dogs.
Sponsored by Frontline Top Spot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as Top Spot questions and answers.
Information on Nexgard, a fairly new product which is beef flavore tablet for flea and tick control.
The CDC- Healthy Pets, Healthy People
Information from the CDC regarding communicable diseases and how to keep you and your pet safe and healthy.
Worms and Germs Blogs
This site focuses on infectious diseases of companion animals (household pets and horses), with an emphasis on zoonotic diseases – diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people and from people to animals.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Learn more including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community.
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
INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE
Wild Baby Rescue
Wildlife rescue center is a new jersey based non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of native wildlife through education, rehabilitation and release.
Their phone number is 1-877-4sav-wild or 1-877-422-8945
Find out the customs regulations of your country of destination at The USDA APHIS Site.
Pettravel.com has a library of downloadable national and international immigration forms and offers tips on traveling with a pet by car, train, ferry, or plane.
For plane travel before purchasing a container check the associations Travellers Pet Corner for guidelines.