Abel Pet Clinic
Here at Abel Pet Clinic, we offer a list of numerous websites where you can find information on everything from how to travel with your pet to advice on pet behaviour.
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.
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.
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!
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Choosing a New Puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
This site is sponsored by Elanco and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets
Some of you have asked about home prepared diets. If you want to try one; try Dr Strombeck’s recipes. This doctor is a retired veterinary gastroenterologist at at UC Davis. There are plenty of places that only want to sell you commercial kibble in fancy packages, where most of what you are paying for is advertising. If your dog or cat doesn’t need a prescription diet, give home made a try and see how your pet does. Most people who try to home make pet foods have calcium deficient diets. Use caution in growing animals especially. But there is no commercial food trial that is longer than 6 months. 6 months. That’s the gold standard. If 75% of the dogs in the trial maintain weight and don’t die or become anemic or develop liver problems; the food passes. Boarded veterinary nutritionists have recently published papers about the dangers of home cooked diets. You know what danger we don’t typically see associated with these diets? Death or kidney failure.
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.
Pet Loss Support
Provided by the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
PROS Pug Rescue
Great people helping pugs in trouble.
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.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
The VIN Library
A repository of helpful tips and articles 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.
“Based on this lack of outward signs, definitive care is often delayed, resulting in these patients often suffering from chronic pain and infection. Veterinarians are forced to extract teeth with clean crowns on a regular basis because the area below the gingival margin was not cleaned, and the infection continued.”
“For all the issues above, the WSAVA Dental Guidelines committee feels that NAD poses a significant animal welfare concern as well as being below the standard of care.”