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.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. They offer a wide range of quality pet foods to help animals maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. The Hill’s Pet Nutrition website contains information about their products as well as a number of other helpful resources for pet owners.
VPI Pet Insurance has earned a reputation as the most trusted pet insurance company in the nation with every pet they’ve insured—one million and counting. Their mission is to empower pet owners to work with their veterinarian in making optimal healthcare decisions for their pets. They offer flexible options to fit every budget. Visit the VPI website to view plans and coverage, compare rates, read customer reviews and get a free quote.
Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID® FriendChip™ is an effective and safe way to identify your pet. The AVID FriendChip is a tiny microchip that fits through a hypodermic needle and is injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protects virtually any pet you love…dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish! Visit the link to learn more.
Your pet’s bad breath could be a sign of something more frightening; bacteria building up on his or her teeth and gums. As plaque accumulates, it hardens, and turns into calculus, also known as tartar. Left untreated, plaque and calculus continue to build up, attracting even more bacteria, leading to more bad breath. That’s why it is so important to help remove the buildup. The OraVet website contains a wealth of valuable information on how to manage your pet’s oral health.
Through training and monthly group debriefing with a mental health professional, every volunteer at the Tufts University Pet Loss Support hotline learns about the process of grieving and how people react to the loss of pets. Callers speak one-on-one with student volunteers who are there to listen, offer support and offer to send a personalized packet of information to the caller as a supplement to the conversation. Check out the website to learn more and to access a variety of resources to help grieving pet owners through this difficult time.