Pet Project Resources

Courtesy of The Shelter Pet Project

Bringing a new pet into your home is a big decision, so chances are you’ve got a lot of questions. There are a ton of resources out there, so we’ve compiled links to some of the best. DOGS:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/
The pre-eminent site for information on preventing and getting emergency treatment for pet poisoning.
Common canine behavior problems
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-training/dog-separation-anxiety.html
Petfinder.com’s useful resources on dealing with common dog behavior problems including separation anxiety, jumping, digging, barking and more.
Dog-care from the ASPCA
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/
Up-to-date information about both health and behavior from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Topics covered include behavior, nutrition, poison control, veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond. There’s also a place to ask behavior questions.
Help Affording Veterinary Care
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html
From the Humane Society of the United States, an overview of assistance and credit programs that can help pet owners get needed care for their animals.
Humane Society of the United States: Dog Care
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/
Comprehensive site covering all aspects of dog care, from behavior and training to nutrition, choosing a pet, dealing with fleas, ticks and other parasites, house-training and more.
Pet Owner’s Guide to Cancer
http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Pet-Owner-Guide-Cancer
For anyone facing cancer in a pet, this site from Cornell University covers diagnosis, treatment options, research and case studies of animals with different kinds of cancer.
VeterinaryPartner.com
http://www.veterinarypartner.com
The pet owner website of the Veterinary Information Network, it contains a searchable database of articles on health and behavior issues of companion animals.



CATS:

American Animal Hospital Association: Cat Care
http://www.healthypet.com/petcare/catcare.aspx
A good basic site from the AAHA on how to prevent fleas and other parasites, what to do in an emergency, how to recognize and treat your cat’s pain, how to know if it’s time to head for the veterinarian, common feline health and behavior issues, and much more — including an “Ask a Veterinarian” feature.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/
The pre-eminent site for information on preventing and getting emergency treatment for pet poisoning.
Cat-care from the ASPCA
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/
Up-to-date information about both health and behavior from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Topics covered include behavior, nutrition, poison control, veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond. There’s also a place to ask behavior questions.
Cat Owner’s Guide to Kidney Disease
http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/kidney-disease
Overview of dealing with kidney disease in cats from Cornell University.
Feline Behavior Problems - Aggression
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/aggression.html
Defines the various types and levels of feline aggression and ways to deal with this inappropriate behavior.

Feline Behavior Problems: Destructive Behavior
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/DestructiveBehavior.html
Explains destructive behaviors such as scratching furniture and carpets, and fabric or plant chewing and provides useful tips for managing these behaviors.

Feline Vaccines: Benefits and Risks
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/vaccbr.html
Presents basic information on feline vaccines and the benefits and risks of vaccinating.

Cornell Feline Health Center
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/hinformation.htm
Feline care and behavior resources from the renowned Feline Health Center at Cornell University.

Feline Diabetes
http://www.felinediabetes.com/
A complete health guide to treatment of diabetes mellitus in cats.

Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas (VAS)
http://www.avma.org/journals/javma/articles_public/vafstf_050601.asp
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s overview of feline vaccine-associated sarcomas, also known as injection site sarcomas, a form of cancer.

Help Affording Veterinary Care
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html
From the Humane Society of the United States, an overview of assistance and credit programs that can help pet owners get needed care for their animals.

Humane Society of the United States: Cat Care
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/
Comprehensive site covering all aspects of cat care, from behavior and safety to nutrition, choosing a pet, dealing with fleas, ticks and other parasites, litter box problems and more.

Ohio State University’s Indoor Cat Initiative
http://indoorpet.osu.edu
A program advocating keeping cats indoors for the safety while still making sure they get what they need to be healthy and happy.

Pet Owner’s Guide to Cancer
http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Pet-Owner-Guide-Cancer
For anyone facing cancer in a pet, this site from Cornell University covers diagnosis, treatment options, research and case studies of animals with different kinds of cancer.