Links and Resources
TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET OUTSIDE OF THE USA?
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched a new website in July of 2016 that is dedicated to helping travelers and veterinarians easily determine country-specific requirements. The site provides information about taking pets from the US to other countries and bringing pets from other countries into the US. It has all of the information needed for the following pets: dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, hedgehogs and tenrecs, reptiles, and amphibians.
"Animal communication is to the animals what sign language is to the hearing impaired. It is a non-verbal form of expression that opens the door to a new understanding of man’s relationship with animals, and the connection between all living creatures. It is not a special gift given to a few, but rather an ability to have an open mind and a willingness to learn to hear with the heart and see with the mind’s eye."
Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? Did your veterinarian suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet?
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 Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
The Morris Animal Foundation is currently looking for a few good pups—3,000 to be exact—to be part of the most groundbreaking study ever undertaken to improve the lives of dogs. Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study tracks volunteer dogs’ health for life in order to gain insights into preventing and treating cancer and other canine diseases. They are looking for Golden Retrievers, younger than two years of age and living in the contiguous U.S.
This site has great information and how-to videos to help explain things and give you visuals to compliment what you are learning.
This is the place to go if you have questions on itchy skin for your pet. If you are coming in for an itchy skin problem, check out the Partner with Your Veterinarian tab and be prepared for the visit by completing the question checklist and bring it in with you for your appointment.
This site was developed by the Companion Animal Parasite Council. It has great information about the different internal and external parasites that can affect your pet and the secondary diseases that they can cause that can affect your pet and you and your family.
CAT SPECIFIC LINKS
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has put together a great website where you can find answers to some common care questions like how to trim nails, how to medicate your kitty, ways to get your kitty to a vet visit, etc. Let us know what you think!