The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:

Choosing a New Puppy

So you’re getting a new puppy. Congratulations! Before you bring your pet home, however, it would be wise to do your research and know ahead of time what to expect and how to prepare for the newest addition to your family. This Dog Owner’s Guide website contains a wealth of information, tips and advice and FAQs that have been put together to assist new dog owners in making the adoption of their new furry family member a happy and safe event for everyone.

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American Heartworm Society

The mission of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Their objectives are to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. The AHS website contains information about the society and its work, as well as a number of helpful resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners.

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Great Pets – Behavioral Problems

Great Pets by Brian Kilcommons is where you will find the correct information, guidance and resources need to get the most enjoyment out of your relationship with your pet. The key elements of their success formula are broken into 4 distinct categories: Health, Nutrition, Training & Behavior and Identification. Visit the Great Pets website to learn more about the program and get access to a number of helpful resources.

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National Animal Poison Control Center

This is an excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The website includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APHIS works in a variety of ways to protect and improve the health, quality, and marketability of our nation’s animals (including various wildlife), animal products, and veterinary biologics. This subject area describes many of the diseases facing animals today, as well the steps APHIS is taking to prevent, control and eliminate those conditions. Visit the USDA APHIS website to learn more.

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Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Support

Rainbow Bridge is a home for your departed baby. Whether furry, feathered or scaled, all are welcome. Create a Rainbow Residency which you care for as the Guardian of your baby’s memory, meet others who are also grieving the loss of a loved one and begin the journey to healing a broken heart. You are not alone. The Rainbow Bridge website contains a wealth of information and resources to help loving pet owners as they grieve the loss of their beloved pet.

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CDC – West Nile Virus Information

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.

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CareCredit

CareCredit offers special financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no-prepayment penalties so you can keep your pet healthy and happy. CareCredit can be used to pay for any or all of your pets’ veterinary services, from routine care to emergency visits. Visit the CareCredit website to learn more and apply.

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Dog Breed Information

A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics. There is also a wealth of information on various health problems that are associated with each breed. Excellent reference when choosing the right breed of dog to match your family.

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American Kennel Club (AKC)

Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.

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Cat Fancier's Association

The Cat Fancier’s Association is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats, recognizing 42 pedigreed breeds ranging from the ever-popular Persian and Siamese to the rare Chinese Li Hua. The Cat Fancier’s website contains detailed information about each breed, educational resources for cat care needs and schedules for upcoming events. There’s even a kid’s section that contains fun and informative content designed especially for the little ones.

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American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.

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Companion Animal Parasite Counsil (CAPC)

The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections. Visit the CAPC website to learn everything you need to know about parasites that can affect our animal companions and prevention tips for keeping your pet parasite-free.

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Friends of the Orleans County Animal Shelter

Looking for a new pet to complete your family? Want to help an animal in need? The Orleans County Animal Shelter is happy to help match you with the perfect pet that is looking for their furever home. Visit the shelter’s website to learn more about the work they are doing, view available pets for adoption and find out how you can help support this good cause.

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