Old Shell Animal Hospital is an enthusiastic advocate for healthy pets and their people. Below, we've compiled thoughtful links to websites that provide great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet care.
Unfortunately, we have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. As a result, the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. This website contains inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline numbers, and many other resources.
American Association of Feline Practiioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and contains a wealth of excellent information regarding feline health. Cat lovers are sure to find this site both interesting and educational.
American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a voice to tens of thousands of practicing veterinarians. Their website also offers public resources regarding pet care, emergency care and collaborating with your local vet.
Learn about different dog breeds, view photos and read descriptions. This site will help connect you with a great breed for your family and even provide links to local shelter and rescues.
Pet Training & Behavior with Brian
Brian (and his dog Bubba) share valuable insights on pet training and behavior. He coaches dog owners on effective communication methods that lead to training success.
Cat Wellness News
This friendly resource hosts a wealth of information regarding feline health, general questions and handy facts.
Choosing a New Puppy
Thinking of bringing a new member into your family? This website is a nice start guide. It helps you process through important issues to consider before bringing a new puppy home.
Think of this site as a fun "online dog park" - it's a great community for dog owners. Plus, it offers reliable pet information.
Most pets lose their collars when they are lost. Every pet needs an identification microchip. Please contact us to microchip your pet. It is a non-invasive, out-patient procedure that offers a lifetime of peace of mind. HomeAgain also offers up to $3000 Lost Pet Medical Insurance.
Would you like to know more about Heartworms? Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
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. Remember, the majority of medications available over-the-counter at your local pharmacy can be toxic and sometimes deadly to your pets.
Plants Toxic to Animals
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant. (http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/)
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community.
Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.