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!
- American Association of Equine Practitioners
- AAEP is the leading group of equine medicine in the United States. They have recommendations for core vaccination and deworming protocols.
- 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. When a case is established with them by a client, the NAPCC will consult with us about treatment for various toxins that are commonly ingested.
- 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.
- 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.
- This site gives recommendations for owners who are interested in making homemade diets for dogs and cats. While the majority of homemade diets are not nutritionally balanced and we do not recommend these diets, this website at least points you in the right direction with recipes.
- OFA CHIC Breed Screening
- The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals has a program called the Canine Health Information Center, which advises owners on what common genetic diseases dog breeds are prone to and should be screened for prior to breeding. While we at the Athens Veterinary Clinic discourage dog breeding, we recommend all breeders do so responsibly and ensure that they do not propagate bad genetics.