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Helpful Links

Poison Control


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.

Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction — Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.


Health Education

Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Hill’s / Science Diet Therapeutic Pet Food

Indoor Pet Initiative
Tips for keeping indoor pets stimulated and healthy (especially cats)

Allergy medication information – dogs and cats

Veterinary Oral Health Council
Proven Products for Dental Prevention

American Heartworm Society
Heartworm information for dogs and cats

Companion Animal Parasite Council
Intestinal Parasite Maps and Information

American Veterinary Medical Association
Recalls, medical and industry news, health topics

Cat Health Topics
Cornell Feline Health Center Client Information

Pet Obesity Prevention
Weight loss tools, calorie charts, and more!

The importance of spay/neuter

Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Pet Owner Information

Microchip Information
Over 1 million reunited, a long-standing and reputable company

Pet Insurance
Great value major medical coverage for your pet

Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy

Breeds of Dogs
A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.

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!

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.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)  The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

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.

Flea Control and Parasite Prevention

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.

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

Pet Insurance

There are many pet insurance companies out there. We do not endorse any one in particular. It is the Policy Holder’s responsibility to research each policy and plan before purchasing. We do, however, highly recommend the purchase of an insurance policy for your pet to help remove financial constraints from the decision making process when it comes to your pets care. The policy holder pays for the veterinary visit up front and then submits the claim for reimbursement to their chosen insurance company. Our staff is able to help you complete the claim form and help submit that for your convenience.

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