Health Topics

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:

WSU – College of Veterinary Medicine – Pet Health Topics

This website provides all the healthcare information you need to keep your companion happy and healthy. You’ll also find information about when to seek veterinary care and how to talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s healthcare needs. Articles are organized by topic or visitors can conduct an A-Z search to find what they need.

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Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN)

This page provides an extensive list of helpful links to veterinary and pet care resources. From articles on how to care for your dog or cat to information on raising chickens, you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for (and then some) by visiting here.

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Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA)

The Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) is a professional association made up of veterinarians dedicated to the advancement of animal health. Founded in 1905, the SCVMA is made up of more than 1,300 veterinarians who have met all the requirements for membership. This section of the SCVMA website features recent news and articles relating to pet care.

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American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.

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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.

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Cambridge Veterinary School – Department of Veterinary Medicine

This web site contains a guide to diseases and other medical conditions of purebred dogs which are likely to be transmitted wholly or partly through a genetic mechanism. Visitors to the site can conduct a search of inherited diseases and find a number of other helpful links to various sources of information relating to this topic.

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WebMD – Dog Health Condition Guide

This section of the WebMD site is dedicated to all of the various illnesses that can impact our canine companions. Browse through a comprehensive list of common dog symptoms and conditions, or enter the exact symptoms your dog is exhibiting to get a better idea of what condition you may be dealing with (always confirm with your vet).

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Cornell University – Pet Resources

Don’t feel like doing the legwork to find all of the quality web resources relating to pet care? Don’t worry. The nice folks over at Cornell have done all the work for you. This is a comprehensive list that includes links to free Internet resources providing quality-animal-health-related information. Visit the page to learn more.

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American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) – First Aid Tips

Nobody ever wants to experience a scenario in which their pet required emergency care, but accidents happen and sudden, unexpected illnesses occur. The AVMA has put together a list of helpful tips to help you administer first aid and other life-saving care in the event of a pet medical emergency. From first aid procedures to how to assemble a first aid kit, you’ll be prepared for anything.

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