Useful Links for Pet Owners & Pet Lovers
The following links go to websites that we've found offer great information on a variety of pet-related topics. We will update this page periodically and would love to hear your ideas on links that you enjoy or would like to see included. See also our list of referral Pet Hospitals »
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- 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.
- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
This site provides accurate information about various behavioral problems, and is written by veterinarians educated in the specialty of animal behavior.
- American Veterinary Medical Association
This 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.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
Many of us have 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.
- Behavior Problems
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!
- Breeds of Dogs
A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
- 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.
- Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
- Flea Control
This site is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, a manufacturer of flea control for dogs and cats. It is loaded with information about fleas and flea control.
- Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here.
- The Kerulos Center
The Kerulos Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of human-caused suffering of animals.
- 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.
- National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
The association was founded in 1965 when a small group of instructors gathered together and resolved to promote modern, humane training methods and at the same time elevate the standards of the profession.
- Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
Excellent source of information for pet care tips and to find specialty
- Pet Obesity
This website can help explain and identify overweight/obesity in your pet
and provides guidelines for weight loss.
- Poisonous Plants
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
- Poison Control
An excellent resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a
potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $60 consultation fee
may be applied to your credit card.
- Southern Oregon Humane Society
The Southern Oregon Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization that cares for and adopts more than 700 dogs and cats each year.
- Tick Information
This site contains information on how to protect your dog from ticks and how to recognize symptoms of tick disease in dogs.
- 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.
This website gives overviews of signs, symptoms, diagnostics and treatments of common disorders. The information is reliable and written by veterinarians and/or veterinary professionals.
- Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- 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.