Links

How Does Smoking Affect Your Pets?

https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/smoking-and-pets

Are you concerned about your pet being exposed to secondhand smoke? If your answer is "Yes," then you've come to the right place; this guide will help you ensure that they live a happy and healthy life.

How Pets Can Prevent Substance Abuse

https://addictionresource.com/pets-and-substance-abuse-prevention

This guide advises parents on how to prevent teenagers from abusing drugs by giving them a pet. It also addresses ways to keep adolescents away from drugs and alcohol.

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

www.offa.org

OFA Mission: "To improve the health and well being of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease." They provide information on a variety of diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia, patella luxation, legg-perthes disease, cardiac, thyroid, congenital deafness, shoulder osteochondrosis (OCD), etc.

PennHip (hip dysplasia)

www.pennhip.org

"PennHIP's mission is to develop and apply evidence based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia. The beneficiaries of this effort will be the many dogs who suffer with this controllable genetic disease and, of course, the dogs' owners."

OVC Pet Trust

www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/pettrust

For those wishing to make a donation, we recommend the OVC Pet Trust. "Established in 1986, the OVC Pet Trust Fund is dedicated to advancing the health of companion animals through research into new treatments and support for the training of new veterinarians. You can make a donation in appreciation of your veterinarian, to commemorate a special event or to honour a fellow animal lover."

Farley Foundation

www.farleyfoundation.org

"The Foundation offers financial assistance to veterinary clinics in Ontario to help cover the cost of providing necessary veterinary care for pets belonging to seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement or people with disabilities who receive the Ontario Disability Support Payment, and who cannot otherwise afford treatment for their pets."

Canadian Kennel Club

www.ckc.ca

"A non-profit organization focused on the promotion and advancement of purebred dogs in Canada."

Ottawa Kennel Club

www.ottawakennelclub.ca

Information on choosing a puppy, a buyer's guide, breeders, books, training, etc. is provided by the Ottawa Kennel Club.

Ottawa Humane Society

www.ottawahumane.ca

For pet adoption information in the Ottawa, ON area visit the Ottawa Humane Society. They also have information on wildlife, pet care tips, Ottawa by-laws, and position statements.

Companion Animal Parasite Council

www.petsandparasites.org

This site provides information on intestinal parasites commonly found in our pets. Guidelines for routine testing and deworming are also given.

Animal Health Care in Canada

www.animalhealthcare.ca

Sponsored by the CVMA, this site provides a collection of cat, dog, exotic and farm animal health information and care tips for the responsible animal owner. Comprehensive collections of animal health care guides for today's well-informed pet owner are available.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

www.canadianveterinarians.net

"The national and international voice of the veterinary profession in Canada."

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)

www.ovma.org

A website about veterinarians, common pet disease information, maintaining your lawn with pets, pet poisons and poisonous plants, traveling with pets, selecting a pet. etc.

Cat Owner's Handbook - a guide to owning and caring for your cat.

Dog Owner's Handbook - a guide to owning and caring for your dog.

Indoor Cat Initiative

indoorpet.osu.edu/cats

This site was created to enrich the lives of indoor cats by Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Indoor enrichment is as important as an excellent nutrition and health care. They explain what it means to be a cat, help get you off to the right start, introduce you to the things indoor cats need and help you troubleshoot problems. The site discusses litter box issues, scratching posts, common cat stressors, perches, toys, increasing exercise, how to clean up urine and getting your cat to drink more water, etc.

Veterinary Information Network (VIN)

www.veterinarypartner.com

VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community. Maybe you're in search of more information about a medication your pet is taking, or want to research an animal medical condition. Or you have questions about proper nutrition for your pet, or caring for your pet's teeth. First aid and emergency preparedness, dental care, behavior, or fleas might be on your mind! Whatever you're looking for, if it's information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you'll find it here!

American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA)

www.healthypet.com

AHAA provides information on dogs, cats and exotics pets. This site covers a wide variety of topics including breeds, pet care tips, nutrition, human/animal bond, illness and disease, common health problems, behavior and veterinary medicine to name a few.

Drug and Food Recall information

www.vin.com/recallcenter

The goal of the VNS Drug and Food Recall Center is to provide information and links about recalls that affect veterinary practices and the clients and patients they serve.