In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, 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 will 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. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
- Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- National Animal Poison Control Center 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.
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 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 Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
- Rainbow Bridge Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- West Nile Virus 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.
- Cornell University - The Feline Health Center maintains a reliable, up-to-date feline health library. Check out this link for for general cat care. For information about specific diseases visit their health topics page.
- UC Davis Veterinary Medical Hospital - Small Animal Clinic The highly respected and well-known leader in animal health care on the west coast.
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Information about genetic diseases in dogs, including hip dysplasia.
- Sirius Dog Training Very good behavior management suggestions that can be downloaded and printed.
- Sierra-dogs.com A very good dog trainer that also boards and trains - and she's here in Placerville!
- Sacramento SPCA Useful information about dog and cat behavior, and how to introduce a new pet to the family. Check out the topics on Dog Behavior & Training and Cat Behavior. Information provided in great PDF handouts.
- El Dorado County Animal Services Information pertaining to licenses, adoption and locating a lost pet.
- Pet Identification Microchips. Information on products that can help bring home a lost pet. PETtrac and AVID, Home Again and Pet Link.
- K-9 Carts Mobility aids, slings and supports for dogs.
- Pet travel requirements for transporting your pet in and out of the United States. Visit these links for pet travel regulations to Hawaii and Canada.
- Oxbow Animal Health Comprehensive information and products for the caring and well being of rabbits and rodents.
- Veterinary Oral Health Council Excellent resource on gum disease in both dogs and cats.
- American Veterinary Dental College Information about veterinary dentists and dental disease.