Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine.
American Kennel Club (AKC) -
Information on dog breeds, dog ownership, health, nutrition,
exercise, training, behavior and grooming as well as news from AKC clubs, competitions and sporting events.
Sanctuary Association (ASA) - Exists to assure the humane and
compassionate care for these animals by setting standards for their
care, accrediting sanctuaries that meet these standards, networking
with member sanctuaries, assisting in the rescue and placement of
homeless animals, supporting legislation that protects animals,
educating the public, and reaching out to other segments of the
FDA: Animal and
Veterinary - Regulates the manufacture and distribution of food
additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include
animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food
additives and drugs for pets.
Financial Benefits of Adopting a Pet - You can actually save money by adopting over shopping. Breeders and pet stores come with considerably higher costs — both up front and over the life of your pet — especially when compared to animal shelters and rescue organizations.
Healthy Pets Healthy
People - Although animals can carry germs, it is important to
know that you are more likely to get some of these germs from
contaminated food or water than from your pet or another animal you
encounter. CDC has created this Web site to
provide you with information about the health-related risks of
owning and caring for animals.
Hospital Search - Located all over the United States and
Canada, AAHA hospital members are dedicated to excellence
in small animal care.
Humane Society of the
United States - The largest animal protection organization in
the U.S. It helps animals by advocating for better laws to protect
animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing
animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal
cruelty; and caring for animals through its sanctuaries and
wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and
Merial Manual for Pet Health - This in-depth new resource,
based on the best-selling Merck Veterinary
Manual and authored by over 200 veterinary experts, covers
the full spectrum of today's pets - from dogs, cats and horses to
birds, reptiles, fish and other exotic pets. No other book provides
as much health information on as many types of animals.
Aquarium Atlas - Over the years, the series has matured into a
six volume set and is enjoyed by many - from beginners to
Mickaboo - Companion bird
rescue. Mickaboo is a small bird rescue organization
located in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to rescuing
parrot-type birds that have been either neglected, abused, sick, or
injured. It rehabilitates these birds when necessary and places
them in safe, caring foster homes until a permanent home can be
Partnership for Animal
Welfare - A non-profit group of volunteers chartered to
facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals,
mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes.
Based in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
Contains over 2,500 in-depth articles written by the Drs.
Foster and Smith veterinary staff.
Petfinder - Search over
350,000 adoptable pets; locate shelters and rescue groups, browse
pet care resource library; post classified ads for lost or found
pets; sign up to be a volunteer at a local shelter or resuce
PuppyFinder - Puppy
breed selector, expert puppy advice and tips, comprehensive breeder
directory, current dog news.
Rover - Dog boarding. A
nationwide network of dog lovers for hire
Project - A collaborative effort between two leading animal
welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie's Fund, and the leading producer of public
service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad
Council. It's goal is to make shelters the first place
potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring
that all healthy and treatable pets find loving homes. Find a pet;
find a shelter; learn about pet adoption.
Shih Tsu Expert - Geared towards owners of toy, small, medium, and large breed dogs. Provides a compilation of free guides and advice by practicing clinical veterinary advisors.
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