We have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners.
The Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization (H.A.L.O) leads the way as the oldest and most successful all-breed cat and dog rescue on the eastern side of Contra Costa County.
Homeless Animals Response Program, or H.A.R.P, is working to end pet overpopulation through community education, spay and neuter programs, and adoptions.
North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. Lists 100,000 pets across 6,000 shelters all over the U.S. and Canada.
Trupanion is dedicated to providing you with the best pet insurance plan possible in order to help easily and safely protect your pets.
To activate your Trupanion certificate, click here
Pet insurance that was founded by Dr. Jack Stephens to provide you with the best coverage and the best service for your pet.
ASPCA Pet Health Insurance was developed with the same devotion to protecting animals that has defined the ASPCA's 140-year history.
The reason we got into the pet insurance business was to change it. We couldn't do this without the outstanding team that makes Embrace, well, Embrace.
This site is sponsored by Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.
Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as TopSpot questions and answers.
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house-soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Disease, foot and mouth disease, and many other infectious diseases and public health concerns.
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas, and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.
VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community.
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
Dog Related Links
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when thinking about getting a puppy.
A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Cat Related Links
The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.