Links & Resources
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:
American Animal Hospital Association
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) seeks to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, to enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. The AAHA website contains information about membership, accreditation, a store and a comprehensive library of resources.
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.
American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a nonprofit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
The mission of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) is t o advocate and promote veterinary medicine, while enriching animal and human health. They are committed to integrity, compassion, community and the wellbeing of animals large and small. You can learn more about the WVMA, view member information and access a number of resources for pet owners by visiting their website.
When it comes to selecting pet health insurance, Embrace Insurance believes the difference is in the details. They offer a full range of comprehensive pet insurance policies, from routine care coverage to accident and illness plans. Give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing no matter what medical needs may arise for your animal family member, you’ll never have to worry about not being able to pay. Click the link to learn more.
Pet’s Best Insurance
With pet insurance from Pets Best, you can get affordable rates, comprehensive coverage and you can choose your own vets. The folks at Pets Best are pet owners and pet lovers, too. They don’t want anyone to go through the pain of euthanizing a pet simply because they can’t afford veterinary care. Visit the Pets Best website for more information, to compare plans, and to apply for your own coverage.
American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery
If your pet is microchipped, there are a number of resources available to help reunite you both in the event that you should become separated. The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery site offers comprehensive pet identification and other helpful resources. Visit their website to learn more.
Pet Microchip Lookup
Microchip identification helps to reunite lost pets with their rightful owners every day. In an effort to support this important pet safety initiative, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has created a universal online tool where microchip numbers can be entered and the microchip company associated with them retrieved. Visitors simply type in the 9, 10 or 15 character microchip number and click submit. It’s that easy!
Pawsitive Directions, located in Oshkosh, WI is dedicated to building harmonious relationships between dogs and their families through positive, ongoing and cooperative training. Their goal is to teach people how to train their dogs in a way that they can clearly understand and respond to. They offer a variety of services to choose from so you can decide what works best for you, your dog and your schedule. To learn more about Pawsitive Directions, their available training services and more, visit the link provided.
Bark Busters has refined a method of dog obedience training that makes dog training easy and accessible to all. With Bark Busters, you work directly with a dog trainer in your own home using a method that takes into account the unique challenges you’re facing and then fosters a positive relationship between you and your dog. This method enables you to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect, which in turn aids in overcoming past challenges with your pet. Visit the Bark Busters website to learn more.
Dog Behavior and Training
Dog Star Daily is an online resource that contains a wealth of useful information for dog owners, particularly when it comes to the topics of behavior and training. If you’re curious about one or more of your canine’s behaviors or you’d like guidance on modifying and/or eliminating a certain bad habit your pup has been exhibiting, this may be the ideal site for you. Click the link to learn more.
American Kennel Club Dog Breeds
There are literally hundreds of different types of dogs in the world and each breed presents its own unique personality, traits and more. Which breed of dog would be the best fit for your family? Visit the AKC Dog Breeds page to conduct in-depth research and compare your options so you can make the most informed decision.
Cornell University Feline Health Resources
Finding reliable information on the web can be difficult at times. The Cornell Feline Health Center offers access to a variety of articles, brochures, and videos online for cat owners and enthusiasts alike. Visitors to the website will find links to information that will help answer frequently asked questions about feline health and videos that demonstrate how to groom, medicate and care for your feline friend.
Companion Animal Parasite Council (Pets and Parasites)
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals that was established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. The Pets and Parasites website provides a wealth of information for dog and cat owners and educational resources to help keep pets safe from dangerous parasites.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Loss Support Hotline
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Loss Support Hotline is staffed by volunteer veterinary students who have undergone extensive training with professional grief counselors. Many if not all of the veterinary student volunteers have experienced the loss of a beloved companion animal and are aware of the profound sadness and confusing emotions that can result. They understand that every loss is unique and they are trained to acknowledge the normal grieving process that callers are experiencing.
The University of Illinois Grief Support Hotline
The Companion Animal Related Emotions Pet Loss Helpline is a confidential telephone service offered through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. People who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call. If you need a compassionate, understanding person to talk to, they’ll be there to listen and to support you.
Forever Friends Pet Cremation Service
Our pets are a part of our family and losing them is never easy. Forever Friends Pet Cremation Services offers compassionate after-care for pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. In addition to cremation services, they also offer a number of memorial options to help celebrate a life well-lived. Visit the website to learn more.
DogFriendly.com® publishes world-wide pet travel guides for people with dogs of all sizes and breeds. City Guides show pet-friendly hotels, attractions such as tours, stores and historical sites, campgrounds, parks and off-leash parks, beaches, patio dining, skiing and more. Web visitors can also view free listings, highway guides, dog travel books/ebooks and the DogFriendly blog. It’s the place to go when you’re planning to travel with your canine companion.
Traveling with Your Cat
Planning a road trip or flight and bringing your feline companion along? Prior to your trip, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve properly planned ahead to make the experience positive, safe and stress-free for your kitty. This article covers all angles of travel and provides advice to help improve the chances that your trip goes off without a hitch.