Resources

The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:

Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

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Veterinary Partner

The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.

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Pet Place

Petplace.com is the premier web destination for people who love their animal companions. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com, building an ever-growing library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles to peruse and select from. Petplace offers the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness articles, as well as over 4,000 heartwarming pet stories that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside. If you are “PetCrazy”, then Petplace.com is for you!

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ASPCA Poison Control

This is an excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.

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Pet Loss Resources

Losing a beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking events you’ll ever experience. This website honors the emotional power of the human-animal bond. Find valuable resources to help celebrate the good times shared as well as deal with the difficulties, such as chronic disease, the stress of care giving, terminal illness and companion animal death. Find all the support you need to help you get through this difficult time.

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American Kennel Club (AKC)

Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.

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WebMD's Pet Health Community

Have you ever wished there was a community of people that you could turn to with anything and everything pet-related? WebMD’s Pet Health Community website brings pet owners from all over the globe together to share advice, tips, and resources that are meant to help caregivers to enhance the life and health of their animal companions. Visit the website join the conversation today.

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Hill's Pet Health

Hills Pet Health is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. Find helpful resource on cat care and dog care as well as extensive information on each item in the product line offered by Hills.

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a nonprofit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

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Frontline®

Frontline is one of the most well-known brands of flea and tick control medication for cats and dogs. The website features detailed information about the products, an area for locating veterinary information, and a variety of other helpful resources and fun stuff that is meant to educate pet owners and keep our animal companions safe from the dangers of external parasites.

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Heartgard ®

  • Heartgard is one of the most well-known brands of internal parasite protection medication for cats and dogs.
  • The website features detailed information about the products, an area for locating veterinary information, and a variety of other helpful resources meant to educate pet owners and keep our animal companions safe from the dangers of parasites such as heartwork, hookworm and roundworm.

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Zoetis

Zoetis provides veterinarians with the resources they need to provide the highest quality of care and support so that companion animals can stay active and well. Their products can help improve the quality and extend the life of cats, dogs and horses, while also making it easier for owners to guarantee the health and wellness of their companion animals. Included in their comprehensive portfolio of products lines is vaccines, parasiticides, anti-infectives, medicinal feed additives and other pharmaceuticals such as pain and sedation medicines. Learn more about Zoetis and their products by visiting the website.

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Novartis Animal Health

Novartis Animal Health focuses on the wellbeing of companion animals and the health and productivity of farm animals. Their extensive product range, including pet health, livestock and farm hygiene products, provides solutions for the prevention and treatment of various widespread animal diseases and parasite infestations. The majority of these products are available by prescription through veterinarians. Learn more about them on the Novartis website.

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Pet Health Network

Pet Health Network is dedicated to the health and well-being of your dogs and cats. This website features a community of people who have dogs and cats as part of their families. The group provides comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members live long, happy and healthy lives. Visitors can access a wealth of information to help keep their pets healthy, and a community where people who love their pets go to share ideas, stories, pictures, and more.

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Trupanion Pet Insurance

Trupanion is dedicated to providing the best pet insurance plan possible in order to help easily and safely protect pets. They offer plans that cover accidents, illnesses, diagnostic testing, surgeries, medications, and lab work. They also offer fair premiums and customizable deductibles so anyone can afford to insure their pets, regardless of budget. Visit the website to learn more or get a free quote.

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Hurd Health: Animal Health and Food Safety

This is the blog and website for Dr. Scott Hurd. We have chosen to keep this resource on our website even though Dr. Hurd had passed away in March 2014 we value the information that he provided on his blog. The remainder of this note was taken from an article from the Wallace Farmer and I quote, “When Dr. Hurd passed recently, he leaves a void in a number of areas; the noted veterinarian, epidemiologist, teacher and speaker did hundreds of interviews on national and international media outlets to ‘set the record straight’ and bring commonsense and calm to an anxious, out-of-touch and often fearful public.” 

We hope you see the value and wisdom that we found from Dr. Hurd. 

Swoboda, Rod, and Lori Johns. “Remembering Two Who Gave A Lot To Iowa’s Livestock Producers.” - Farm Progress. Wallace Farmer, 21 Apr. 2014. Web. 23 Dec. 2014. <http://farmprogress.com/blogs-remembering-two-gave-lot-iowas-livestock-producers-8420&gt;.

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Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine in order to prepare the veterinary workforce with the skills and scientific knowledge required to meet the animal healthcare needs of society. The association aims to promote and protect the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment. The AAVMC website provides information on veterinary educators and AAVMC programs and initiatives, as well as resources for students and applicants.

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Nexgard

  • NexGard is a soft beef flavored chewable.
  • Kills fleas before they can lay eggs
  • Prevents flea infestations
  • lasts for the entire month
  • Kills 4 different ticks: Black-legged, American dog, Lonestar and brown dog ticks.

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Interceptor Plus

Interceptor Plus is a safe chicken flavor for dogs.

  • It protects them from Adult hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum) \
  • Adult roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina)
  • Adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis)
  • Adult tapeworm (Taenia pisiformis, Echinococcus, multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus)
  • Safe for dog and puppies 6 weeks of age and 2 pounds in weight or greater.

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