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!
Pet Care Information
- Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
- Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
- Puppy training Information on housetraining as well as regular training tips. There is information for older dogs who could use some help too. See the links to local trainers below.
- Cornell University's site on kitten and cat care. This site is a wealth of information.
- The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
- Purr Project - If you are interested in adopting a cat this is a great place to find a new friend.
- American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health
- American Animal Hospital Association - this site is a wealth of information on pet care
- 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
- 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.
- Chocolate toxicity
- Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction -- Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
- International Travel Information Visit this site to get the most current regulations for travel with your pet.
- Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community
- Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here.
Local Dog Trainers
- Paws 'N Effect this training center offers classes from basic obedience to agility training and therapy dog training. They are located at 36 Corporate Ridge in Hamden, CT. Their number is 203-281-7150.
- ABC Obedience this center is at 2458 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT. They offer a variety of classes. Their number is 203-458-2223
- One Smart Dog - offers many classes in Milford. Phone 203-209-3712.
- Ken Picciuto's School for Dogs Ken is located in Milford. He offers beginner training classes as well as individual lessons His phone number is 203-877-8383.
- Michelle McAdams she offers classes through a variety of venues and locations. Her number is 203-272-2182.
- Bethany Wag 'n Train run by Liz Smith @203-393-2964.
- Martha Bailey offers local classes. Her number is 203-237-6499.
Pet loss and bereavement
Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
- Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
- Final Gift Crematory Service This is the company that provides crematory services for our clients. They have a very professional staff so that your pet's remains are handled with dignity. They have a web site where you can light a candle for your deceased friend.