Resources   Companion Animal Parasite Council. Resource for all things parasite: General information on parasites, parasite prevention recommendations, parasite prevalence maps.  Resource for tick information.  Information for owners about heartworms: basics, life cycle, maps, videos.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is focused on human health and there is a lot of great information here. Some of it also applies to our pets. 

APHIS pet travel website The USDA's page with information about interstate and international travel with your pets.  There is a lot of information here for cat owners, including behavior and care tips, feline house soiling, declawing alternatives, environmental needs, vaccinations, and more.  Resources for owners of diabetic cats. Catinfo has some great information on cat diets in this chart if you are looking for very low carb diets for your diabetic.  An app about decoding dog behavior.


7 things all dogs need  This is from the behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin's blog. Lots of good points here. 


haveyouseenyourcatlately? Good cat resources, including information on health and wellness and common feline illnesses.  A large percentage of cats develop arthritis by their older years. We often don't recognize the signs because cats can be so good at hiding pain. This website provides information. 

What is my pet's quality of life? This can be such a difficult thing to objectify for older pets that are struggling with things such as vision loss, loss of mobility, or other changes associated with aging. Lap of love provides some helpful information, charts and daily diaries to score and keep track of quality of life. Pawspice also provides quality of life measuring charts available to download. And here is a quality of life scale adapted from Alice Villalobos, DVM.  

icatcare  International Cat Care has lots of general health and behavior information about cats. 


ASPCA Poison Control Center: Contact information for the poison control center and information regarding toxins that pets might be exposed to. 

Tufts HeartSmart website is dedicated to helping improve the health of pets with heart disease. There is information on diet, disease management, symptoms, at-home monitoring and more. 

Tufts Veterinary Nutrition is an excellent resource for all sorts of nutrition topics.

WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee Nutrition Toolkit is another great nutrition resource. 

Did you know over half of cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese? See the pet obesity prevention site for facts, tools, and tips. 

Banfield has compiled a report from millions of pets in the US regarding the overall health of pets. 


Information on kidney disease: IRIS Kidney, and specifically for cats, see Cornell's page on feline kidney disease and


Is your cat urinating inside? Here is some information from icatcare.


FLUTD (Feline lower urinary tract disease) information from icatcare and Cornell's page


Do you have a fat cat? You are not alone. Here is some information from icatcare.


Indoorpet  Indoor cat initiative is a great place to find information on enriching your cat's invironment. 

Information on giving subcutaneous fluids to a cat from icatcare


How to introduce a new kittne to a resident cat from icatcare



Know of any other good resources? Send them my way!

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