At Petcetera Animal Clinic, we’re committed to helping you care for your pet the best way possible. That’s why we want to provide you with all the information you need to help them live a healthy and enjoyable life. Whether you want to know more about current events regarding the pet industry, a particular pet medication or a handy book to read, we can provide you with helpful information regarding your pet.
- Curious to know about a disease?
- Want to know about a medicine?
- Wondering about Fido’s behavior?
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If you can’t find the info you need here, please give us a call and talk to a veterinary technician or veterinarian.
Great information on caring for your rabbit can be found at the House Rabbit Society’s website.
Information on your rabbit’s diet and high fiber foods you can feed your rabbit or guinea pig can be found on the House Rabbit Society’s website at: http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/diet.html
Information on your reptile’s diet and care can be found on:
Melissa Kaplan’s Herp and Green Iguana Information Collection
Decoding Your Dog
Written by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, this book offers insight into how dogs think, learn, and communicate to provide reasoning behind the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods.
Birds For Dummies
by Gina Spadafori and Brian L. Speer, DVM
- Which bird is for you?
- Caring for your bird properly
- Keeping your bird healthy
- Living happily with your bird
- The part of tens – 10 Bird Myths, 10 Questions To Ask, 10 Must See Avian Websites, etc.
How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With
Clarice Rutherford and David H. Neil, M.R.C.V.S.
- Choosing your puppy
- Behavior: the environmental factor
- The developmental period (the first three months)
- The breeder’s responsibility
- Puppy goes to a new home
- Socialization continues (eight to sixteen weeks)
- Domesticating your puppy
- Development from three to six months
- The importance of personality
- Behavioral problems
- The rewards of puppy training
- The second six months
James Herriot Series
(for pleasure reading)
- All Creatures Great and Small
- All Things Bright and Beautiful
- All Things Wise and Wonderful
- The Lord God Made Them All
- Every Living Thing
- James Herriot’s Yorkshire
- James Herriot’s Animal Stories
- James Herriot’s Dog Stories
- James Herriot’s Cat Stories
- The Best of James Herriot
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
The AAFP is a professional organization of veterinarians, and so this web site has information for both the general public and veterinary staff. There are links to interesting cat sites, such as a National Geographic cat feature, feline genetics, the role of cats in ancient Egypt, and more. In addition, there are links to other professional organizations.
American Animal Hospital Association’s Healthy Pet
Ever wonder why your dog licks you? If your cat’s hair shedding is a sign of a health problem? How to tell if your parakeet is male or female? The AAHA’s Healthy Pet answers these and many more questions regarding small animals. This web site covers dogs, cats, and exotics and offers information on behavior, health problems and diseases, nutrition, pet care tips, preventative care, and more.
American Kennel Club (AKC)
This is a good web site to visit if you are considering purchasing a dog. The AKC gives valuable information for future dog owners about evaluating your readiness, and how to buy and find a dog that best suits you (the breed list offers photos, description, and temperament qualities). Present dog owners can learn about grooming, boarding, and other health information. You can even read about homeowner’s insurance.
Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)
APCC is part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). It is a toll-free number open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To learn more, go to this web site. You can also find a list of toxic and nontoxic plants, what to do for a poisoned animal, and how to poison-proof your home. Also check out ASPCA’s main web site.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
This web site includes information for members and nonmembers. Visit the press release section and learn about public health, animal health and welfare, and the veterinary medical profession. There also is a general pet section and a kids’ activity
Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Pets Healthy People
This web site addresses zoonoses – diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people. Learn about diseases of birds, dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, horses, farm animals, and wildlife. Pocket pet information (guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.) will be coming soon. When you become informed of the health risks associated with owning and caring for animals, you will be better aware of your pet’s health as well as your own.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Search this web site to see how important nutrition is to your pet. Learn about various Science Diet® and Prescription Diet® foods, look at a daily feeding guide, and get offered coupons and free samples. In addition, read about some health issues and tour the “fun stuff” site, which has photo contest winners and a fun quiz.
House Rabbit Society
Included on this extensive site are nutrition guidelines, litter training tips, answers to behavioral questions, and housing requirements. They also have a journal with an array of rabbit-related topics.
Humane Society of the United States
Are you in college, expecting a baby, or in a military family and have a pet? Do you want to know about pet adoption or choosing the right cat? Maybe you are curious about state legislation involving animals, or you’d like to learn more about a common wildlife species. This web site is filled with news releases and articles to answer these questions, along with many other inquiries.
Melissa Kaplan’s Herpetology Care
This web site is filled with information on a variety of exotic species, including green iguanas, amphibians, and snakes. Topics covered range from behavior to zoonoses (diseases that can be spread from one species to the next) and from serious articles to humorous passages.
This web site has nutritional information for dogs and cats. Also learn about a Healthy Steps plan to help you and your dog stay fit together or scroll through some frequently asked pet questions.
This web site advertises its many nutritional foods for dogs and cats. Also check out information on the French company’s global industry or read about the history of some dog breeds.
This is one web site you should check out. It is filled with information on animal health, behavior, safety, surgery, medications, and therapies for dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles, and birds. There are also some articles on large animals. And, if your question doesn’t get answered, just send an email to “Ask a vet” and you will get it personally answered. Veterinary Partner provides “up-to-date information from veterinarians and experts through the Veterinary Information Network, the first and largest online veterinary database.” It is designed to assist veterinarians in helping educate their client.