Cat Information

The following links are to websites offering information pertaining to cats, choosing a cat as a pet, and general cat health

AAFP Cat Friendly
The AAFP has developed a cat specific website with great information about feline health care, getting a new cat, and how to make your vet visits easier on your cat (and you).
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
Remind My Pet App Download
A great site with downloads for your phone to help you remember to give your monthly preventative.
Healthy Pet
Sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association, this website offers information about pet health and pet care, pet insurance, vaccines and parasites. It also has information about veterinary hospital accreditation. They also offer a monthly newsletter called PetsMatter, which can be read on the site
Pet Place
This website offers many dog and cat photos and videos, as well as an extensive library of veterinarian-reviewed health care articles
Purina Veterinary Diets
Purina's webpage with information about their veterinary prescription diets for dogs and cats. Owners of pets with special nutritional needs will find this interesting and informative
Hill's Science Diet
Homepage for Hill's Science Diet with information about their prescription diets as well as their non-prescription diets. Coupons and rebates are often available here for consumers. They also offer helpful educational information for owners about dogs and cats, including puppy and kitten care
American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is the association of veterinarians who specialize in feline medicine.  Their website is mainly veterinarian-oriented, but also has online cat health resources and a search engine to find a feline practitioner in your area
AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool
This new website allows you to enter the microchip number from any pet to find out which registration service it is registered with. It even provides the phone numbers for the registry services! Most major microchip registry services participate, allowing easier location of owners following recovery of a lost pet.
USDA Food Safety Website
This new government website provides information about food safety (both animal and human food) and pet food recall information. You can sign up to receive e-mail regarding food recalls.
Vetsulin website
This website is the home page for the Vetsulin insulin made for dogs and cats.  It has a lot of great information for pet owners about giving insulin to your pet and monitoring diabetic animals at home.
Pet Diabetes Month website
This website provides information about diabetes in pets to increase owner awareness of diabetes, and to help owners of diabetic dogs and cats manage their pets. Symptoms of diabetes, risks for diabetes, and management of the disease are discussed.
Virbac Veterinary Products website
This website has information about dental care in pets, and the many available dental products. It even includes a video showing how to brush your pet's teeth!
To Declaw....Or Not?
We are often asked about declawing cats - is it a good idea or a bad one? While we cannot make the decision for you, we do encourage all cat owners to consider alternatives to declawing. We also like our cat owners to understand exactly what a declaw involves. This informational page from the American Veterinary Medical Association explains the procedure, as well as several alternatives.  For a PDF printable version of the handout, click here.
Lost Pet Recovery Tips
Download this document for great tips we have gathered on how to recover a lost pet

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