American Association of Feline Practitioners, Cat Friendly Homes
Lots of information about caring for and understanding your favorite feline in a friendly and compassionate way.
American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control
Information about the FAMACHA System. This is a diagnostic test to help small ruminant producers identify animals that require treatment for parasites which cause anemia.
American Mini Pig Association
For the love of mini pigs! They have an active Facebook page and information on care, registration, and training of mini pigs.
American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA is a non-profit resource for veterinarians and pet owners. This site provides a wealth of information on keeping your pet healthy and safe.
APHIS Pet Travel
The APHIS is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service through the USDA. If you are traveling with your pet, state to state, or to another country, this site will help you meet the requirements.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is a resource with helpful information for pet parents. They have information on dogs, cats, and horses!
End-of-Life Decision for Your Companion Animal
This is always a difficult decision. This links to a pdf created by The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. This will help you to assess your pet’s quality of life and answer the hard question “How do I know when it’s time?”.
Surgery, chemo, and difficult procedures for your pet can be costly. When there is no guarantee that it will help, it can be a difficult decision to make. This pdf will help you answer that question. It is also an expanded version of the link above that may help you make end of life decisions for your pet.
Buckeye House Rabbit Society
An Ohio based resource on adopting and caring for indoor companion rabbits.
Canine Influenza (Flu)
Does your dog have the flu? Learn more here.
EveryCat Health Foundation – Cat Health Research Library
Dedicated to research on cats, this Cat Health Research Library provides articles and summaries of the latest science on cat health and behavior.
Ask IFAS University of Florida – Common Poultry Diseases
Do you have chickens? This article is an education on common ailments that impact poultry populations. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provides access to peer reviewed articles relating to the agricultural industry.
Pets and Parasites
Fleas? Heartworms? Ticks? In addition to information about preventing these parasites from invading your pet, it includes an interactive map of the United States and Canada that shows the prevalence of different parasitic diseases. Information is provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council.
Coping with the Loss of a Companion Animal
Provided by The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, this pdf can help guide you through the difficult time after the loss of your pet.
Coping with the Loss of a Pet
More guidance on dealing with the grief of losing a pet. Provided by the AVMA.
Cornell University Educational Resources for Veterinarians and Pet Owners
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers resources ranging from how to give your cat liquid medication to dealing with your pet’s cancer diagnosis.
Do Companion Animals Grieve?
When you have multiple animals in the house, the loss of one can impact the rest of the group. Here are some things you should look out for and ways you can help your furry friends cope with the loss.
Euthanasia for Behavioral Issues
Humane euthanasia is always a difficult decision. When it is necessary for pets that have behavioral issues, it can be even harder. Here are some things you can try first and some thoughts to consider before making the choice.
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
This is a resource for veterinary professionals. If you have any questions about the use of pharmaceuticals in food animals, call your veterinarian.
Helping Children Cope with the Serious Illness of Death of a Companion Animal
What is the age appropriate way to help a child cope with a difficult situation? This guide can help you navigate the difficulty of losing a pet or understanding what is happening with a sick pet.
House Rabbit Society
The House Rabbit Society is a nonprofit rabbit rescue and educational organization. They have large library of informational and entertaining YouTube videos for new rabbit owners. You can find those here: Rabbit Video Library
Keeping Cats Indoors
Is your indoor cat driving you crazy or do you want to keep your cat inside where it is safe? These tips will help!
Puppy Prep School
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers information on how to socialize your puppy, housetrain, and things you need to be on the look out for.
International Renal Interest Society
Does your pet have kidney disease? This resource is aimed at veterinary professionals and offers free scientific information about kidney disease in pets.
Everything you need to know about your pot bellied pet!
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Dental disease can be detrimental to the health of your pet. Because it is hard to see, it often goes untreated. Here you can learn how the disease progresses and why a dental exam and cleaning can add years to your pets life.
The Legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin
Dr. Sophia Yin was a pioneer in the use of positive reinforcement training for dogs. This blog has hundreds of articles on pet behavior, including exotics.
The Poultry Vet
Information to help you keep your flocks happy and healthy.
Worms and Germs
In the interest of promoting healthy and safe pet ownership, the Worms and Germs blog offers easily printable information on common diseases and health risks associated with having animals around. Print outs are available for kids, pet owners, and veterinary professionals.