The following are helpful links for pet owners. It is important to always consult a veterinarian when you have concerns about your pet. There may be a medical or other issue to be considered.

What dog breed is right for you? Thinking about getting a dog? Wondering what breed might be right for you? This questionnaire can help you to determine the right breed. Keep in mind, while there are breed tendencies, each dog is it's own individual and there can be variation within breeds.  

What cat breed is right for you? Thinking about getting a purebred cat? Take a look at this site to help you figure out which is right for you. The same is true of cats. They are not all the same! While breeds do tend to have traits, there is always that individual that brakes the mold! 

Crate training the crate is not always a bad thing. It can be a great place for your dog to call his/her own. My dog loves his crate! It's like his 'bedroom' where he goes for his own quiet time.

How to give SQ fluids  For those who need to give their cat subcutaneous fluids at home, watch this video to give you helpful tips. 

Dog food advisor May people ask what is a good healthy diet for their pet. This website can help guide you when making the decision on which food is best. 

Food Recall List  this list is updated routinely by the AVMA. If you have any concerns or questions about your pets food or treats being recalled, this is the best place to look.

American Heartworm Society This website is dedicated to educating on the subject of heartworm disease. 

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) For more information of parasites, this is the place to look. 

USDA regulations on pet travel For information on what is needed to travel to another country for the USA or from another country into the USA.

Pet Loss and Grief If you have known the love of an animal, then you can understand the loss of a beloved pet can be overwhelming for some. This link has a lot of information on how to cope for adults and children, books, websites, hotlines and councilors.

Pet Insurance Reviews Insurance is a wonderful thing!! But which company? They all have something to offer. This site has broken it down a bit for you so you can make a more informed decision. 

ASPCA Poison control (888) 426-4435  If you should ever find yourself wondering if that plant your cat just ate is poisonous, this is the place to call! And do not wait!!

Evaluating a breeder/rescue/shelter Interested in adding to your family with a pet? How do you know if this is a good breeder or rescue? This website can help you to determine where is the better place to get you r next pet.

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