In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list! Feel free to check our Kudzu review.
Pet Care Information & Help
Pet travel international regulations- USDA/APHIS: where to start learning what is needed to travel with your pet
Indoor Pet Initiative How to keep your pets happy and well balanced, while keeping them safely indoors
Email reminder for pet’s medications Do you have a hard time remembering to give your pet their flea and heartworm preventatives? Remind My Pet is a service that will let you set up emails (or text messages) to help you keep your best furry friends healthy. This site is sponsored by Novartis.
Boomerang Tags Where to get ID tags that slide on your pet’s collar and are guaranteed for the life of your pet
Lost and Found pet listings: One of many websites to help pet owners report found pets and look for their lost pets. Don’t forget to also go look for your lost pet at the Cobb County Animal Control facility.
Pet Poison Hotline: Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.
Cobb County Animal Control: Cobb county has a well designed, safe place for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats, giving them medical care and helping them find loving ‘forever homes’ as often as possible. Please consider adopting one of their furry charges if you are looking for a pet. Please also don’t think every animal there will be euthanized, these folks try very hard to adopt out as many pets as possible, and have a veterinarian on staff to help keep the pets as healthy as possible during their stay.
New Pet Owner information: You’ve just adopted or purchased a new puppy, kitten, dog or cat. Now what? If you’ve adopted from Cobb county animal control, they’ve done a lot for your new pet. This link will list some things you need to know about and do for your new furry friend.
How to take care of your dog Short videos to help you medicate your dog by giving a pill, giving an injection, applying flea/tick prevention, brushing their teeth, giving a bath or trimming nails
Help! my pet has fleas! What to do to get rid of the horrid little bugs. And how to check to see if your dog has fleas or ticks
How to brush your pet’s teeth and dental care info– by AVMA. Great info on different ways to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
National Animal Poison Control Center This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
Diabetes in dogs This is a wonderful website for owners of diabetic dogs.
Diabetes in cats This is a wonderful website for owners of diabetic cats.
Disaster preparedness What would you do if you needed to move to safer shelter from bad weather? Do you know how to keep your pets safe in emergency situations? This AVMA brochure will list exactly what you need. If your pet is not used to being in a carrier, see also Crate Training for Dogs or Free-Access Crate Training for cats.
What pollens could be making my pet itch? This link lists the most common pollen allergens for Cobb County by season. (See Pollen logo)
American Veterinary Medical Association This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine
Veterinary Information Network VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community. ARKLE Veterinary Care is a proud member of this valuable information resource.
People Care Information & Help
Zoonotic diseases: What diseases can people get from their pets and how to prevent them
Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is a non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists dedicated to protecting your family and your pets from parasites and zoonotic (any disease shared by animals and humans) disease.
Rainbow Bridge Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
Veterinary Schools in the US This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Need to take your pet to a foreign country? Look up what treatments and official forms will be needed so travel goes smoothly. Scroll to lower part of page, find country by selecting first letter of country name.
West Nile Virus This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
Drug and Drug manufacturer information
Atopica Good information for owners of dogs suffering from Atopy (Inhaled allergies) and one possible treatment for the condition.
Bayer Animal Health This site is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, the makers of K9 Advantix for dogs and Advantage flea control for dogs and cats. They also make Profender and Drontal Plus.
Merial Animal Health this site can provide information on NexGard, Frontline, Frontline Plus, Frontline Spray, Heartgard Plus, Heartgard for Cats and Heartgard unflavored tablets. They also offer an email pet reminder service.
Novartis Animal Health makers of Atopica, Deramaxx, Sentinel, and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.
Pfizer Animal Health makers of Revolution, Revolution for Cats, Rimadyl and Convenia (see our pet health fact sheet) the great injection that provides 2 weeks antibiotic treatment for dogs and cats.
Veterinary Links-Information for people who are interested in a career in veterinary medicine
AVMA-American Veterinary Medical Association
AAVMC-Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Accredited Veterinary Technical Schools in the USA
AVMA Veterinary Technician overview and duties