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Links for Pet Health Information

Speaking for Spot, Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Health, Longer Life, Dr. Nancy Kay, Trafalgar Square Books, ISBN 9781570764059 (2008) also

Veterinary Partner
Site dedicated to pet behavior, health and care, and disease information.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) or
Pet care resources from AAHA featuring articles, blogs, ask-a-vet and more.

Morris Animal Foundation’s Resources
Morris Animal Foundation was established in 1948 by Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr., a visionary veterinarian who believed there was a need for a foundation that solely addressed animal health and welfare.

IDEXX Laboratories Understanding Your Pet’s Diagnostic Testing

American Veterinary Medical Association
Comprehensive information on pet care, animal health and veterinary medicine.

National Library of Medicine
Search databases for veterinary information.
VetInfo provides health care information for dog and cat owners.
Articles on various veterinary topics available at this site.

WedMD Healthy Pets
Videos and articles on variety of dog and cat health and behavioral topics.

Help Your Dog Fight Cancer
Laurie Kaplan is the administrator of The Magic Bullet Fund, a program of the 501(C)(3) Perseus Foundation, which helps caregivers with financial constraints obtain cancer treatment for dogs with good prognoses.

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How to Find Specialized Veterinary Care

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Veterinary Cancer Society
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Providers
American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
American Animal Hospital Association Hospital Search

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Palliative and Hospice Care Resources

The “HHHHHMM” Quality of Life Scale, by Alice Villalobos, DVM

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond by Alice Villalobos, DVM, and Laurie Kaplan, MSC, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN-13: 9780813802664, ISBN: 0813802660 (2007)

American Animal Hospital Association (including Pain Management Guidelines),

Morris Animal Foundation,

Land of Pure Gold Foundation,

Speaking for Spot, (Hospice/Palliative Pet Care section)

“Guidelines for Veterinary Hospice Care,”

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, Tamara S. Shearer, DVM, Guest Editor, Elsevier, ISBN 9781455779970 (2011).

What Now? Support for You and Your Companion Animal by The Argus Institute at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, ISBN 9780692001035 (2009). The Argus Institute’s comprehensive guide helps you navigate the journey that begins with learning that your animal is ill. Price and order information is available at the Argus Institute’s website

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Home Care Information

Veterinary Partner provides detailed video instruction resource for subcutaneous fluid administration at

Mobility Supplies
Dog Wheelchairs, Products, Services and Support
Order online or toll-free at 888.811.7387

AST Support Suits
Order online or at 360.393.9891

K-9 Carts West
Order online or toll-free at 800.578.6960

Walkabout Harnesses
Order online or toll-free at 800.779.0439

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My Dog for iPhone and iPad,

The My Dog App helps you record personalized profile and photo for your pet, as well as medical information, veterinary and emergency contacts, vaccination history, microchip number, weight over time and more, including:

  • Store photos of vaccination and other records that can be sent directly from the App to your vet, hospital, daycare or boarding facility.
  • Keep track of past and future vaccination schedules with iCal integration
  • Enter any medications your dog is taking with dosage instructions and administration schedule with iCal integration
  • Keep track of vet visits with diagnosis and treatment summary

Also included are a pet travel guide and national guide to dog services and business by city, including dog parks and beaches, veterinarians, pet retail shops, day care and boarding, rescue organizations, shelters and more.

Remember the Milk
Set email, SMS or IM reminders; also may be used with google calendar

Remind My Pet at
Set pet medication text alerts to phone. The online menu contains common preventive medications that can be set up on a regular schedule and can also customize medication and day of week for reminder.

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