Resources

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:

Healthy Pet

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

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Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a professional association representing over 3,300 veterinarians in the Province of Ontario, working in private practice, government, academia, industry and public service. The OVMA focuses its efforts on the areas of economic research, continuing education and professional development, public relations and government relations.

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Ontario SPCA

The Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) provides care and shelter to tens of thousands of animals each year.  For over a century the Ontario SPCA has provided province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare, and to encourage humane and suitable animal care; call attention to unacceptable practices that harm animals; investigate cruelty complaints; carry out rescues; bring perpetrators of cruelty to court; advocate for humane laws; and provide care to all animals in need.  The Ontario SPCA website is full of great resources for pet owners, including adoption information and tips on behaviour and training.

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Veterinary Partner

The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.

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ASPCA Poison Control

This is an excellent online resource for resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.

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Pet Loss Support

Losing a beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking events you’ll ever experience.  This website honors the emotional power of the human-animal bond.  Find valuable resources to help celebrate the good times shared as well as deal with the difficulties, such as chronic disease, the stress of care giving, terminal illness and companion animal death.  Find all the support you need to help you get through this difficult time.

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Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. It promotes public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.

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