In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
- Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics, particularly diseases that breed is prone.
- Dog Breed Selector This 10 question survey from Animal Planet will help you choose the dog breed right for you
- Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- 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 housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
- 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.
- 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.
- The 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.
- Veterinary Schools in the US This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- 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 including requirements to travel with your pet to foreign countries. Often this needs to be planned well in advance (sometimes up to 6 months or more) to avoid quarantine
- Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- 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.
- 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 Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health
- For more information about your pet's diseases, medications, and preventive care than you might find in our "Library" at left, check out our Veterinary Partner offered by the Veterinary Information Network
- American Kennel Club gives information on purebred dogs, the various sports involved with purebred dogs, details on registering your dog, and contact information for purebred dog rescue groups
- The Orthopedic Foundation of America reviews xrays and other test results to certify dogs to be free of various hereditary disorders such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, luxating patellas. Go the this site to complete and print the forms needed for us to submit your pet's xrays
- The American Animal Hospital Association website provides articles ands information about various diseases and pet care. This organization, of which we are a member, certifies that member veterinary hospitals meet various standards in over 900 categories through a voluntary inspection service. In Indiana, there is no legal requirement for inspection or minimal standards.
- Idexx has a website, Pet Health Network, that has a variety of information on diseases of dogs and cats, including videos.
- Ohio's State's College of Veterinary Medicine has excellent and extensive information on its website, titled the Indoor Cat Initiative that gives information on making lives of indoor cats less stressful. Included on this website is a video you can download for a lecture by specialist Dr Tony Buffington.
- Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?" discusses reasons to be sure to bring in the often-forgotten family pet into see us as well suggestions on how to make traveling easier
- For hints on using a cat carrier (don't forget to let your cat get used to the carrier when he does NOT associate it with traveling), making veterinary trips more pleasant, and signs of illness, check out Healthy Cats for LIfe
- For detailed information on treatment, transmission, prevention and human health concerns of internal and external parasites of pets, check out the Companion Animal Parasite Council website.
- Since so many of our patients have Diabetes Mellitus (which is often owner induced through obesity, shame on you!), we have included a link to the website for Vetsulin, a type of insulin made specifically for animals. Even if your pet is not on vetsulin, you can still find good information about diabetes in general at this site as well as giving injections
- Dental Care is critical not only for the health of our pets' mouths but also for their overall health and well being. Check out this website for a list of products that have received the seal of approval of the Veterinary Oral Health Council
- Pet insurance is a means to provide optimal care for your pet without as much expense. For a review of pet insurance programs, go to this site.
- This website provides detailed information on Low Level Laser Therapy for the relief of pain and inflammation and to stimulate wound healing and recovery
- Dr Sophia Yin is a world renowned animal behaviorist who uses positive training methods to correct behavior problems or provide proper training to begin with. Her website has over 100 free videos including "Learn to Earn" and "Manners Minders" for both dogs and cats
- Spay Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) provides assistance for lower income families to get their pets altered. They also offer special discounts during the months of February and October. We would also encourage you to consider purchasing Spay/Neuter license plates to support this program.
- For information regarding skin conditions, particularly allergies and other itchy problems, check out My Pet Itches
- For information regarding weight control and obesity management in both dogs and cats, including charts of calorie contents of foods and ways to assess your pet's Body Condition Score, check out the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention
- Proper nutrition is vital for good pet care and longevity, and there is a lot of misinformation on the internet. And homemade diets are not necessarily better especially if they are not specifically formulated for nutrient balance. For detailed information, check out the Pet Nutritional Alliance