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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.


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.


Animal Orthocare LLC-This site has mobility devices for dogs to either correct or accommodate the affected limb(s) of your pet that have been disabled through trauma, illness or old age.


ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center -This is the website of the Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.


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.


Balance It-An excellent site with many useful tools to determine what your pet is being fed. It can formulate homemade diets (for a fee), has a calorie content database searcher, a guaranteed analysis converter, and food intake calculator. This site was created by board certified veterinary nutritionists.


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 housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!


Bowls for Dogs Who Eat Too Fast -This site has a neat bowl to help slow down your speedy eater and also check out Kibble Nibble which is a customizable activity ball designed to hold a full meal and mentally and physically stimulates dogs by appealing to their natural prey and stalking drives (it also slows down fast eaters)!


Canine Carts -A site that sells carts (wheelchairs) for paralyzed pets.


Cat Wellness-A great site for general information on cats and their health/care.


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.


Choosing a New Puppy-This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.


DogLeggs-Theraputic and Rehabilitative products for dogs - bandages for lick granulomas, ear hematomas, post surgical sites, dermatological issues, hip laxity, decubital ulcers, hock sores, shoulder instability, carpal or tarsal weakness, ehmer slings.


Dog Socks (Anti-Slip)-Comfortable non skid socks made for dogs. Some may prefer over a dog boot.


Genetic Testing-This website at the UC Davis College of Veterinary medicine offers genetic testing for dogs and cats for certain diseases and traits. Dog tests include DNA typing parent verification, Coat color, Karyotyping, Beagle MLS syndrome, and Canine Hyperuricosuria (Dalmations). Cat tests include DNA typing parent verification, AB blood group, Coat colors, PK Deficiency, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (certain breeds) and Karyotyping.


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


National Animal Supplement Council-This is a website that monitors the quality of neutraceuticals (such as glucosamine products). These products are NOT regulated or monitored by the FDA and the NASC Seal is a way for consumers to know that when they buy a product, they buy from a reputable company that has successfully completed a facility audit. Different from the NASC logo, use of the Seal is a privilege for members and signifies that the company has been audited for implementation of specific standards.


Pet Diapers-This site has disposable diapers made for pets to help with incontinence issues.


PetDIETS-A premier site for pet nutrition advice and homemade diets from veterinary nutritionists.


Plants Toxic to Animals - ASPCA Site-Pick from a list to learn more about plants toxic to your pet.


Rainbow Bridge-Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members


Soft Paws-Soft Paws are nail caps for cats and dogs. They may be used as an alternative to declawing in cats and may help prevent scratches on people with thin skin when used on dogs.


Travelling with Your Pet-This site has information about safely travelling with your pet and more great links (recommended by Carolyn).


Veterinary Schools in the US-This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.


Veterinary Technician Schools in the US-This is a link of all the veterinary technician schools in the US.