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)
Parasites (e.g., ticks, fleas and intestinal worms)
- 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 Video Library — 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