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EXCELLENT GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION'S HEALTHY PET.COM

"The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on over 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records and facility. To promote healthier pets, AAHA has gathered its veterinary resources to create an extensive pet health care resource, HealthyPet.com."

PET HEALTH TOPICS

A variety of topics related to dog and cat health are arranged into 4 major categories - Procedures, Common Problems, Diseases and Miscellaneous Health Care Topics. The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine developed and operates this site.

PET LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SEARCH

Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? This site allows you to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet. VeterinaryPartner.com provides reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.

THE MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL ONLINE

The Merck Veterinary Manual has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years. It is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information, including over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1400 illustrations. The site has excellent organization and search capabilities.

ADDITIONAL CAT & DOG INFORMATION

ASSOCIATION FOR PET OBESITY PREVENTION

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has launched campaigns to fight pet obesity within the veterinary medical community, veterinary schools, and state and local veterinary organizations, and has reached out to various media outlets. We are made up of dedicated veterinarians and veterinary healthcare personnel who are committed to making the lives of pets and people healthier and more vital.

COMPANION ANIMAL PARASITE COUNCIL

"CAPC, an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership. The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections."

HEARTWORM DISEASE - AMERICAN HEARTWORM SOCIETY

"Preventing heartworm disease is easy. Treating it, sadly, is anything but. It is estimated that currently more than 1 million dogs in the United States are infected with heartworms. This potentially fatal disease has been found in dogs native to all 50 states. Heartworm disease is not just a canine disease. Heartworms affect cats differently than dogs, but the disease they cause is equally serious. "

"The mission of the American Heartworm Society is to be the global resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease."

INDOOR PET INITIATIVE

"The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet's best day. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available."

AVMA RESOURCES: ANIMAL HEALTH

The American Veterinary Medical Association - Founded in 1863, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is one of the largest and oldest not-for-profit associations for veterinarians in the world. The AVMA presents a wide variety of resources including, but not limited to pet care, pet health, disaster preparedness, public health, and careers in veterinary medicine. This site includes the ability to search its database.

AVMA MEDIA LIBRARY

Podcasts, audio news releases, public service announcements and videos on various topics presented by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

IMPORTANT CAT ONLY INFORMATION

CAT HEALTH TOPICS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS

The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. Cat Health Topics are short guides created by members of the American Association of Feline Practitioners to assist your search for online resources.

CAT HEARTWORM DISEASE – KNOW HEARTWORMS.ORG

"Heartworm disease is not just a canine disease. Heartworms affect cats differently than dogs, but the disease they cause is equally serious." Includes information about heartworm disease in cats and why all cats should be protected.

CAT WELLNESS NEWS

Many helpful health articles and links to cat health topics.

CORNELL FELINE HEALTH CENTER

The Cornell Feline Health Center is a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere. The center is involved with finding ways of preventing and curing diseases, educating veterinarians and cat owners about feline health, and aiding veterinarians when new or unknown feline diseases occur. Choose from different general health and disease information articles.

CORNELL PARTNERS IN ANIMAL HEALTH - CATS

The Cornell Animal Health Center provides step-by-step instructions and clear, easy to understand explanations featuring live-action videos about caring for your cat.

FABCATS

fabcats is the website of the Feline Advisory Bureau (fab) – a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge, to help us all care better for our cats.

FELINE CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE INFORMATION CENTER

"If your cat has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure (kidney failure), we would like to extend our sincere sympathy and express the hope that you will find some helpful information and support in the following pages. Having gone through the experience of caring for a cat with CRF for nearly three years, we wanted to share what we learned with others who are faced with a similar situation. Thanks for visiting, Carol and David DiFiori."

FELINE DIABETES

FelineDiabetes.com® is a complete pet health guide to treatment of diabetes mellitus in cats. "Take a deep breath, and relax; we're here to help you. Cat diabetes is a treatable, manageable condition."

FELINE DIABETES - Binky's Page - Feline Diabetes Message Board, Canned and Dry Food Tables, and More

"Binky was my adorable, plush, extremely loving, beige tabby cat, who was diagnosed with diabetes. With major input from the wonderful and supportive community at the Feline Diabetes Message Board, as well as many others who have sent me information on cat foods, I compiled several useful documents." Compiled by Janet & Binky

THE WINN FELINE FOUNDATION

"The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Projects funded by Winn provide information that is used every day to treat cat diseases."

IMPORTANT DOG ONLY INFORMATION

CANINE INHERITED DISEASE DATABASE

An information Web site about various inherited disorders in dogs. The goal of this site is to reduce the incidence of inherited disorders in dogs by providing information to owners and breeders, and to facilitate the best management possible of these conditions by providing current information to veterinarians.

CANINE HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER

"Providing a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs," including a CHIC DNA Repository database.

COEFCOEFFICIENT OF INBREEDING

"Research in the fields of genetics, immunology, and veterinary medicine, is turning up more and more information indicating that high levels of inbreeding can have deleterious effects on health. Inbreeding can increase the frequency of a disease in a population, sometimes quite rapidly. Inbreeding means the breeding of related animals, which would include what is called "line breeding." Along with screening and maintaining detailed health records, another tool available is the Coefficient of Inbreeding."

DOG HEALTH HANDBOOK

"The mission of the Dog Health Guide is to provide dog owners with up to date, well researched information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common canine diseases. While not a replacement for veterinary care, we do believe that an informed owner who can ask questions and act in a dog's best interest is a dog's best friend."

THE CANINE DIVERSITY PROJECT

"The Canine Diversity Project is an attempt to acquaint breeders of domesticated Canidae (dogs) with the dangers of inbreeding and the overuse of popular sires. Both lead to the indiscriminate loss of genetic diversity and increase the frequency of genetic problems in the population. These abuses have not been restricted to dogs, but have also occurred in horses, cattle and many other domestic animals, largely as a consequence of outdated beliefs dating back to the early days of genetics. Even their wild cousins have been the unfortunate victims of genetic malpractice by zoos. Fortunately, zoo biologists have recognized the dangers to these and many other species, and species survival plans have been developed for many."

THE ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) was founded in 1966 and its mission is "to improve the health and well being of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease."

It is guided by the following four specific objectives:

  1. To collate and disseminate information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.
  2. To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases.
  3. To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals.
  4. To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives.

WHELPWISE

Whelpwise provides monitoring service for pregnant dogs to keep owners and their veterinarians better informed during the labor and delivery events. They lease uterine contraction monitors and ultrasound Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors. With your veterinarian, this service can be a very useful addition and sometimes provide life saving information during whelping.

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