Resources for pet owners

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“Who told you to bathe me in garlic and vinegar to keep away fleas?!”

 

I know how tempting it is to google-search your pet health questions.  But there is just too much erroneous information on the Internet for you to wade through in order to find a medically correct answer. I created this page to offer you a concise list of animal health related websites that are reliable and extremely helpful for me as well as my clients.

But please be aware that I am more than happy to answer any animal related questions you may have on my website. Simply leave a comment, and I will get back to you promptly. If you prefer to not make your comment public, just say so, and give me your e-mail address to respond.

1) My favorite website to send clients to for specific health issues is

www.veterinarypartner.com

This website is great for specific questions about companion animal medication, animal behavior, therapies and surgeries, and medical conditions.  It is designed and maintained by veterinarians for pet owners.  All you have to do is type the medication or diagnosis into the search box at the top of the page and it will bring up relevant, reliable, and easy to understand articles specifically geared towards owners.  It also has the option of a live chat with a vet.  This is a wonderful resource.

2) Another helpful website is www.petmd.com

Here you can search over 5,000 articles on animal health.  There is also the option of perusing different animal health related videos, slideshows, and blogs. Another handy feature is the vet dictionary link giving you a fairly comprehensive A-Z list of medical veterinary anatomy and commonly used terms.

3) And finally, this one I often use as a quick refresher on various illnesses;

www.merkvetmanual.com

This website is more geared toward veterinarians and vet students. It’s an authoritative guide on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small and large animal diseases. While excellent for learning about specific conditions, the wording of the articles can be a little heady, and I also find that I usually want more information after reading them.