Resources & Links
We provide these resources on veterinary medicine and pet health care for your interest and education, however, always check with your veterinarian first before trying any new therapy or procedure.
- Diabetes in Cats (PetPlace.com)
- Home Blood Test for Cats with Diabetes - Video (VeterinaryPartner.com)
- Pet Diabetes Month
- PetDiabetes.com Dictionary
Disaster Preparedness and Pets
- Caring for Pets in Hot Weather
- Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets (ASPCA)
- Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets (The Humane Society of the United States)
- Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan
- Plan for Pets' Safety in Case of Disaster (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
- Protect Your Pets from Natural Disasters (ADT)
- State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART)
- Winter Pet Safety Tips (MEMA)
First Aid for Pets
- Basic Pet Health Articles (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
- First Aid & Emergency Care (VeterinaryPartner.com)
- Giving Subcutaneous Fluids to Cats (International Cat Care)
- 15 Common Household Dangers for Cats (Catster)
- 17 Plants Poisonous to Pets (ASPCA)
- Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
- Holiday Safety Tips for Pets (ASPCA)
- Humane Society List of Household Dangers (The Humane Society of the United States)
- People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets (ASPCA)
- Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets (ASPCA)
- Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Pets (DVM360.com)
- Toxic Foods and Plants for Dogs (EntirelyPets.com)
- Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs
Influenza (Flu) Virus
- H1N1 Flu Virus and Pets - FAQ
- H3N8 Canine Influenza (Dog Flu)
- Key Facts about Canine Influenza (CDC)
Local Pet Services
- Best Friends Pet Care - Boarding and Grooming (on-site)
- DogLeggs Therapuetic & Rehab Products for Pets
- Veterinary Career Tools for K-12 Educators (AVMA)
- National Council for Aging Care
Parasites (e.g., ticks, fleas and intestinal worms)
- Lyme Disease
- Pets & Parasites — The Pet Owner's Parasite Resource
- Balance IT — Free homemade pet food recipes.
Pet Health Insurance
Traveling with Pets
- Interstate and International Travel with Dogs and Cats (AVMA)
- Pet-Friendly Hotel and Dog Travel Directory (BringFido.com)
Veterinarian-written websites with many resources for breeds, names, articles on choosing a pet, symptoms, health, care and behavior.
- AAHA Pet Owner
- BlindDogs.net — A site for owners of blind and visually impaired dogs.
- HandicappedPets.com — A website offering products, services and support for elderly, disabled and handicapped pets.
- Life with Special Needs Dogs — A useful resource for owners of special-needs dogs.
- Massachusetts Animal Coalition
- PetCare TV — Videos on pet care and health topics such as how to give your pet medication, how to remove ticks, etc.
- PetsWithDisabilities.org — A support group for people facing the daily challenges of taking care of a pet with physical limitations.
- PupQuest — Learn to be puppy-source savvy.
- WebMD Pet Health Exchange