Dog Information

The following links are to websites offering information pertaining to dogs, choosing a dog as a pet, and general dog health.

CDC Canine Influenza Website
This trusted government website offers the latest information about canine influenza including symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention.
AVMA Canine Influenza Backgrounder Sheet
The official information source from the American Veterinary Medical Association regarding canine influenza in the United States. This backgrounder is very thorough, and includes a lot of information about the disease and risk factors, as well as incidence, diagnosis, and treatment.
Canine Influenza Fact Sheet
An excellent information sheet on canine influenza (H3N8) produced by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at the Iowa State University.
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
Remind My Pet Educational Videos
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
Heartgard Tablets for Dogs by Merial
This is the homepage for Heartgard tablets, made by Merial, providing information about the medication which prevents heartworms and internal parasites.  It also has a medication reminder service to remind you to give your dog its Heartgard.  Just click the link on the left side of the page near the top to sign up
NexGard for Dogs by Merial
This is the homepage for the NexGard tablets by Merial, providing information about the medication.
Dogs and Ticks
This website contains a wealth of information for owners about ticks and tick-borne diseases in dogs.  Check out disease distribution maps and tips for preventing tick problems in your dog.
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!
Lost Pet Recovery Tips
Download this document for great tips we have gathered on how to recover a lost pet

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