Resources for Pet Owners -- General Health
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General Animal Health Websites

Care for Animals – From the American Veterinary Medical Association, advice on veterinarian selection, pet selection, pet health, pet loss, and traveling with your pet. Visit AVMA's YouTube page for informational videos.

Companion AnimalsAnimal Welfare Information Center (US Department of Agriculture)

Companion Animal Parasite Council – The CAPC educates veterinarians and the general public about health risks to both pets and humans associated with parasites.

Dumb Friends League – includes information on pet behavior, dog training and more – from the American Animal Hospital Association – mostly dogs and cats information; good information on fees, insurance, complaints, medical records

Healthy Pets, Healthy People – from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – owned and operated by practicing veterinarians

Pet Insurance – The American Animal Hospital Association offers a guide to pet health insurance. – Produced by a partnership of 10 organizations -- covers 7 species

Pets and Pet Health – National Library of Medicine

Safer Choice  – This EPA program helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment. They have also created resources for pet owners about making safer choices for the health and protection of pets, including "Read the Label First! Protect Your Pets" and "Safer Choice for Pet Owners"PDFs.

Veterinary – Veterinary Partner from the Veterinary Information Network

Vetinfo – Dog and cat veterinary information with encyclopedias for each.


Tips on Searching for Pet Information 

Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web – Medical Library Association

Evaluating Health Information – Medlineplus National Library of Medicine

Researching Pet Health Insurance - Pet Insurance Review


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