Helpful Pet Care Resources & Links
Big Thompson Animal Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet. Our team has evaluated the following sites and we find them accurate and trustworthy for our clients to use for more information and reference.
American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Pet Health Exchange
A partnership between WebMD and AVMA. It gives owners information about pet health care from AVMA Veterinarians.
Choosing A New Puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
Center for Disease Control
Great information on keeping you and your pets safe and healthy.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
Internal and external parasites in dogs and cats.
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
Plants Toxic to Animals — Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
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.
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
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health-related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
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.
American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors and has lots of good information regarding feline health.