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!
General Pet Websites
- The University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center The University of Rhode Island has developed a very cool website that you can upload a picture of a tick that you find on you or your pet and receive a response as to what species of tick you found and any action that may need to be taken.
- National Animal Poison Control Center - This is the website of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
- 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.
- Petfinder - is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 10,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico.
- Animal Coalition of Delaware County - The Animal Coalition of Delaware County is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, all-volunteer, charitable organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State that is dedicated to finding loving homes for adoptable, homeless pets. We are also focused on educating the public regarding the necessity of spaying and neutering pets and encouraging the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Delaware County and the Main Line and surrounding areas.
- Avid Microchips - Avid Microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed and is small enough to fit inside a hypodermic needle. This website provides information on a permanent, positive identification which cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed.
- Companion Animal Laser Therapy - Companion Animal Laser Therapy - Check out Therapy Laser page for more information.
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
- Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue - DVGRR is a volunteer non-profit group that rescues displaced Golden Retrievers and places them for adoption. Although we operate in much the same way as your local SPCA, we take in only purebred Golden Retrievers. We operate in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and have successfully placed over 2300 Golden Retrievers into new homes since 1993.
- Birthday Party Ideas - Party ideas and ways to celebrate your dog's birthday. Really cute site!
- New Puppy Checklist - New puppy checklist! Some really good information!! Thanks Cody Sparks for this link!!
- Harrison's Bird Foods - Harrison's bird food is a family of certified organic, formulated diets that were created by avian veterinarians and nutritionist with the health of your bird in mind.
- Companion Parrot Online - Sally Blanchard's website with the web's most comprehensive & reliable information on parrots and their caregivers. And the magazine The Companion Parrot Quarterly (CPQ), edited by world-renowned parrot behavioral consultant, Sally Blanchard, and published by the Parrot Behavioral Information Council, Inc. (PBIC), is a unique magazine dedicated to providing bird owners with the information they need to have and/or raise the best companion parrots possible.
- Birds on About.com - This site gives you lots of insight and do's and don't for owning a bird.
- My Safe Bird Store - This is an awesome site for bird foods, bird toys, etc. We have been thrilled with their great customer service and their wonderful products.
- Cleaning & Taking Care Of Your Bird & It’s Cage - Some great information on caring for your bird.
- House Rabbit Society- house rabbit society - great information on caring for rabbits.
- Herp Help - This site is to help herp keepers and others learn about the captive care requirements of many types of reptiles and amphibians, as well as learn about their biology, health, behavior, conservation, and other matters relating to herps and the world we all live in.
- Guinea Pigs - A guinea pig can be one of the most endearing and wonderful pets, and this site has lots of information to get you started on a good healthy life for your pet.
Bereavement and Pet Loss
- 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.
- Rainbow Bridge - Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- University of Penn Grief Support - The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital offers Grief Counseling Services, Grief Support Resources and more.
Household Items Toxic to Pets
- Plants Toxic to Animals - A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
Flea, Tick, and Parasite Control
- Heartworm Society - Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- Nexgard - NexGard for dogs kills adult fleas before they lay eggs, and kills ticks, too. All in a delicious, soft chew that dogs love.
- Revolution for Cats - It protects against fleas, heartworms and other nasty pests.
- Revolution for Dogs - Easy to apply, quick to dry, REVOLUTION® (selamectin) protects dogs against a variety of common internal and external parasites.
- Advantage Flea Control - This site is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, the makers of new K9 Advantix for dogs and Advantage flea control for dogs and cats. It is loaded with information about fleas and flea control.
- Frontline TopSpot by Merial - Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as TopSpot questions and answers
- Novartis Animal Health - This site is sponsored by Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.
- 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.
Behavioral Issues Dog and Cat
- 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!
- Cesar Millian - Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog behavior specialist, known for his uncanny ability to walk large packs of dogs at a time.
Emergency Referral and Specialty Websites
- West Chester Animal Emergency Center - The WCAEC (West Chester Animal Emergency Center) is accredited by the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and meets over 300 criteria for their excellence in emergency care.
- University of Penn - Matthew J Ryan Vet Hospital - Emergency Service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?is staffed by emergency medicine clinicians and emergency/critical care specialists, as well as nursing specialists in emergency/critical care, augmented by on- call specialists.
- Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral - The Emergency Service operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year to receive referral cases from local veterinarians and animals with serious or life-threatening problems that require immediate attention.
- Metropolitan Veterinary Associates - is a veterinary group established in 1986 to provide referral veterinary services for small animals.
- CARES - is a 24 hour Emergency and Referral Specialty veterinary hospital with Referral and Specialty services including: Cardiology, Clinical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Radiology and Surgery.
- Veterinary Referral Center - Malvern - Veterinary Referral Center provides a level of care that was previously only available at a university. Located in a new 25,000 square foot state of the art facility, VRC is truly the region's leader in advanced veterinary medicine.
- Veterinary Emergency Center of Delaware - We are a referral practice providing specialized veterinary care.Working with your primary veterinarian, we provide the advanced knowledge and technical expertise your seriously ill or injured pet needs. Our facility also houses the Veterinary Emergency Center of Delaware, a state-of-the-art hospital ready to respond to emergency needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Veterinary Schools in the US This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- 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
- Responsible Pet Ownership - Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. Read about responsibilities you will have when owning a pet.
- 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
- eVetSite Systems - makes it easy for veterinarians or their staff to create a professional and educational veterinary hospital website. eVetSite Systems makes web site design easy and affordable!
- Vet-Stem Stem Cell - Vet-Stem, Inc. was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine technology to the veterinary profession. Our goal is to be the conduit for the latest developments in human medical technology and provide easy-to-use services and products to the practicing veterinarian.
- AAHA Healthy Pet - AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records; and facility. Why does this matter to you? Here are a few examples of how AAHA's standards impact you and your pet.
- Zoetis Animal Health - At Zoetis Animal Health (formerly Pfizer), a passion for the health and wellness of animals - and a commitment to research - combine to help protect the health of pets.
- Vetsulin - Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is an insulin developed specifically for veterinary use in both dogs and cats with diabetes. Vetsulin has been used successfully by veterinarians in over 30 countries worldwide for more than 15 years.
- The Pet Center - Access accurate, informative and easy-to-understand pet health care information. ThePetCenter.com is committed to enhancing the quality of life for dogs and cats by educating pet owners.
- Purina Veterinary Diets - Find the pet food information, training tips and health care facts you need to provide a healthy, loving home for your pet.
- Iams Pet Food - This site includes helpful tools, articles, tips and advice on keeping your pet happy and healthy for life.
- Royal Canin Pet Foods - This site has a lot of useful information on pet diets and even breed specific diets. It also offers research, answers to commonly asked nutrition questions, informative videos, and even an interactive pet section to gain deep understanding of how much nutrition can help with all aspects of pet health.
- Veterinarian Technician - This site is a resource for new Vet students to find in-depth and unbiased information about the best school programs.