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Pet Information Resources

The information below is for informational purposes only.  You should always consult your veterinarian for accurate diagnosis and treatment.  


Diseases, Conditions and Treatments

Canine Epilepsy Resource Center

Canine Health Foundation (American Kennel Club)
Lists ongoing research projects on canine diseases.

Care for Animals (American Veterinary Medical Assoc.)

HealthyPet (American Animal Hospital Association)
"AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care." Features of this site include: Locate an accredited animal hospital near you, find answers to your pet health questions via their Pet Care Library, or their FAQ link, and browse their recommended reading list.

Merck Veterinary Manual Online
"The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.  Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations.  Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword..

Pet Education (Doctors Foster and Smith)
This site contains "Informative articles on pet healthcare, written by veterinary experts."

Pet Health Topics Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine
Topics related to dog and cat health are arranged into 4 major categories-Procedures, Common Problems, Diseases and Miscellaneous Health Care Topics.

Founded by Dr. Jon Rappaport to provide "an unbiased, authoritative, user-friendly website where pet owners worldwide could go for complete, up-to-date information on all pet issues". It features over 5,000 articles in "libraries" on dogs, cats, fish, small mammals, reptiles, birds and horses.

Poisonious Plants (submitted by Mrs. James 5th Grade Library Class, Valley Charter School)

Maintained by veterinarians, this a very useful site loaded with health news and information about behavior, health, diseases, and drugs related to dogs, cats, birds, horses, and other pets.

Vetinfo: A Veterinary Information Service (Michael Richards DVM)


Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

In addition to health news and information, this site covers commonly used veterinary drugs and pharmaceuticals.


Finding Veterinarians and Clinics

AltVetWeb: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Also provides lists of veterinarians who practice various forms of complementary and alternative medicine therapy.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Click on "Find an AVIM Specialist".

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Click on "Find a surgeon".

HealthyPet (American Animal Hospital Association)
"AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care." Includes "How to locate an accredited animal hospital near you".

VetQuest: The premier veterinary search and referral service
Includes over 25,000 veterinary hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Canada and Europe.



Guide to Congenital and Heritable Disorders in Dogs

Hereditary Dog Disease Explanations Simple explanations about the most common diseases/hereditary disorders and breeds most commonly affected.


Informational Sites

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Provides links to various publications, resources and other useful site related to animal welfare.

NetVet and Electronic Zoo (Ken Boschert DVM, Washington Univ.)
Also, World Wide Web Virtual Library: Veterinary Medicine
Lists over 18,000 international Web sites on veterinary and animal topics.  There is no quality evaluation.

Veterinary Medicine with Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM
"This site is for both the veterinarian and pet owner.. to ask questions, learn new things about animal health and care, and meet new people."

VetGate: The UK's gateway to high quality Internet  resources in Animal Health.
Although based in England, this site provides useful links to information around the world.  It can be searched by keyword or browsed by category. 


Integrative Medicine

AltVetWeb: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Contains information about alternative and complementary therapies.  Also provides lists of veterinarians who practice various forms of integrative medicine.

Whole Pet Vet: A Guide to Holistically Treating Your Pets (Donna Kelleher, DVM)
Provides information about acupuncture, gold bead therapy, chiropractic, diet and nutrition and herbal medicine. Also, includes information about choosing a convertional vs. holistic veterinarian.



Ohio University Veterinary Hospital.  Nutrition Support Service "A premier site for pet nutrition advice and homemade diets from veterinary nutritionists."

Purina Dog food manufacturer's website

Waltham Dog food manufacturer's website

Eagle Pack Dog food manufacturer's website

Iams Company Dog food manufacturer's website

Science Diet Foods Dog food manufacturer's website

Reading a Pet food Label

Intrepreting Pet Food Labels by the FDA


Oncology (Cancer)

Caring for Pets with Cancer (Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists - Kevin A. Hahn DVM)

Merck Veterinary Manual Online
Information about diagnosis and treatment of various types and locations of cancer (neoplasms, neoplasia) in different species is interspersed throughout this manual. Check the index for details.

OncoLink: Vet - University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
"Edited by Lili Duda, VMD, a radiation oncologist at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the OncoLink Vet section is designed as a resource for pet owners who have an animal diagnosed with cancer or are concerned about that possibility." Information is provided on some of the most common types of cancer in dogs and cats.  Information can be emailed or printed.


Toxicology and Poisoning

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Home Page

ASPCA Poison control center


Zoonoses (Diseases transmitted between humans and animals)

MEDLINEplus Health Information: Pets and Pet Health

Healthy Pets Healthy People
The National Center for Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides useful information about important diseases people can get from animals with lists by disease and animal species.

Merck Veterinary Manual Online Has an extensive table of diseases that affect both humans and animals around the world.  This is the ultimate manual for veterinary disease and it's online!

Zoonotic Diseases Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), University of California, Santa Barbara Provides guidelines for preventing disease transmission in animal facilities, with lists of diseases created by Dr. Michael S. Rand, which can be useful to the general public as well.


Please consult your veterinarian for any medical condition your pet has or may have.  This is for informational use ONLY.