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Small Animal Resources

Pet Health Resources

Companion Animal Parasite Council
The mission of the CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, by generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

Merck Veterinary Manual
The Most Widely Used Veterinary ReferenceFor over 50 years, The Merck Veterinary Manual has been a trusted source of animal health information for students and practicing veterinarians. It contains authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disorders and diseases. More than 1100 full-color images, audio examples, videos, and links to related information enhance the expansive coverage of companion, production, exotic, and laboratory animals.

Veterinary Partner is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing 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 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is made up of dedicated veterinarians and veterinary healthcare personnel who are committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people healthier and more vital. There are lots of tools on this website to help you keep your animal in its best body condition.

The Animal Health Institute is an initiative of the Animal Health Institute (AHI), a nonprofit organization that represents companies with an interest in veterinary health. Our mission is to educate the public on the disease-prevention continuum and our guiding philosophy is that by giving animals medicine, we can keep humans healthy, too. At you can find out our goals and latest initiatives.

Dental Health Resources

Dr. Fraser Hale: Dental Care for your Pet
Dr. Hale veterinary dental specialist with an office in Guelph, Ontario. that specializes in dental and oral surgery.

Veterinary Oral Health Council
VOHC is a collection of veterinary dentist who evaluate the efficacy of dental products and recognize those that aid in dental health.

Feline Specific Resources

American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.

Cornell Feline Health Center
The Cornell Feline Health Center is dedicated to improving the welfare of all cats by supporting research on diseases and conditions that affect cats and by providing information to owners, breeders and veterinary professionals worldwide.

Behaviour Medicine Resources

Dr. Sophia Yin’s The Art and Science of Animal Behavior
Dr. Sophie Yin Dr. Yin was a Veterinarian, Animal Behaviorist, Author, and internationally renown expert on Low Stress Handling™. Her “pet-friendly” techniques for animal handling and behavior modification, many of which she developed herself through the scientific method of research and rigorous testing, are shaping the new standard of care for Veterinarians, Petcare and other Companion and Farm Animal professionals. She passed away in September of 2014 but her work and legacy lives on.

AVSAB position statements
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. These position statements were developed through the cooperation of the members of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and reflect the opinion of this association on a variety of topics related to the field of animal behavior.

Indoor Pet Initiative
Our 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..

Dog Gone Safe
Their goal is the education of safe human-canine interactions to prevent dog bites that can ultimately lead to serious and life altering ramifications for both people and their pets.

Help For Stressed Pets - Questionaire
The following questions can help you determine your pet’s stress level, so you can better help your four-legged friend find his zen. Any sudden change in your pet’s behaviour should be reported to your veterinarian, who can help you rule out possible health issues that may be causing the problem, and develop an appropriate plan of action.


Purina Proplan Veterinary Diets
Information on Purina Proplan Veterinary Diets and other important information about nutrition.

Royal Canin Pet Food
Information on Royal Canin pet food and other important information about nutrition.

AAFCO Talks Pet Food
American Association of Food Control Officials (AFFCA) is the regulatory body that controls Pet Food in the USA. There is no such body in Canada. This site is a practical, real-world, plain-English tool for answering questions about pet food.

Pet Food Association of Canada
The Pet Food Association of Canada (PFAC) is an industry association comprised of pet food manufacturers and companies that supply materials or services to the pet food manufacturing industry. Our members are committed to producing wholesome and nutritious foods for pets in Canada and around the world.

Pet Poisoning

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. Our Poison Control experts have also provided valuable information below to help parents recognize and protect their pets from poisonous substances including plants, human foods, human medications and more.

Pet Poison Help Line
Pet Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency.In order to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $49 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.