Pet Health Resources
VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is made up of dedicated veterinarians and veterinary healthcare personnel who are committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people healthier and more vital. There are lots of tools on this website to help you keep your animal in its best body condition.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
Information on pets, parasites and keeping your family safe from parasites and zoonotic diseases.
This site has a large collection of animal health articles written by veterinarians and animal health workers.
This website has a host of pet care information for pet owners.
Dr. Fraser Hale’s dental care website
This website has a lot of good information on dog and cat dental issues.
Veterinary Oral Health Council
VOHC is a collection of veterinary dentist who evaluate the efficacy of dental products and recognize those that aid in dental health.
Feline Specific Resources
Indoor pet initiative
Great information on enriching pets indoor living, especially reducing stress on indoor cats.
American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has loads of good information regarding feline health.
Cornell Feline Health Center
Here at the Cornell Feline Health Center, we are dedicated to improving the welfare of all cats by supporting research into a variety of issues that affect feline health and well-being and to the dissemination of information to cat owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, conservationists, and cat lovers worldwide
Behaviour Medicine Resources
Dr. Yin’s website
Dr. Sophie Yin is a veterinarian and Animal Behaviourist and her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for, appreciate and enjoy our time with them better.
Purina Veterinary Diets
Information on Purina Veterinary Diets and other nutritional information on pet food.
Royal Canin Pet Food
Information on RC pet foods and other nutritional information.
American Association of Food Control Officials. This is the regulatory body that controls Pet Food in the USA and ensures that pet food meets all nutritional requirements. There is no such body in Canada. There is not a lot of useful information on this website but you should see a statement on your pet food saying it meets all AAFCO standards.
Pet Food Association of Canada
The PFAC is an voluntary organization of pet food companies in Canada that adhere to the AAFCO standards. Their FAQs are very good and you can check to see if the brand you are using is a member.
Hilary Watson is a pet nutritionist who has developed a supplement that can be added to a home made diet program to provide a 100% complete and balanced diet. If you are feeding people food, are considering doing so, or are currently feeding a raw diet this is an excellent product that would provide a more balanced alternative. This is also an excellent source of information on pet nutrition.
ASPCA Poison Control Society
The ASPCA provides a consultation service for animals that ingest foreign substances. There is a charge for this service.
Pet Poison Help Line
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency. There is a charge for this service.
General Pet Resources
Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
CAPDT was created to give dog obedience trainers a network of fellow professionals — to provide a forum where dog trainers can be educated, exchange and generate ideas and network with their colleagues.
The Independant Pet & Animal Transportation Association
An international network of concerned pet shippers, IPATA was founded in 1979 to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world.
Find information on travelling with your pet and finding pet friendly hotels and vacation rentals.
How to love your dog
A kid's guide to dog care
Good News For Pets
This site covers a variety of topics on dogs, cats and horses.
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Trupanion Pet insurance
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Petsecure pet insurance
Petplan Pet Insurance
Pet Card Financing
Canada's Veterinary Financing Company
Vet Associations and Schools
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
The ABVMA is the governing body for veterinarians in Alberta.
American Veterinary Medical Association
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.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
The CVMA is the governing body for veterinarians in Canada. Many animal health topics can be found on this site.
Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon
University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine
Regulations and resources for farmers, ranchers and operators, including disease and production.
ALERT line-Alberta Farm and Animal Care
Alberta Farm Animal Care Association or AFAC has developed into the collective voice of the livestock industry on matters of livestock welfare. AFAC has provided a coordinated approach for all areas of livestock production to work together to advance and promote responsible livestock care.
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is a non-profit, industry led organization established to promote and protect animal health and food safety concerns in the Canadian cattle herd.
Alberta Beef Producers
Alberta Beef Producers is a strong, clear, and representative voice speaking and working on behalf of cattle and beef producers in Alberta and contributing to a vigorous and profitable beef industry.
Beef Quality Assurance
Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production. The program raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.
Alberta Lamb Producers
Alberta Lamb Producers is a dynamic partner in building a sustainable, thriving industry for sheep producers.
American Association of Equine Practitioners
The AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of horse health for all breeds and disciplines.