General Pet care and Training

Veterinary Partner - A wealth of pet care articles provided by, Veterinary Information Network, a community of veterinarians with experts available to veterinarians for consultation 24hrs a day. Search Veterinary Partner for topics on specific diseases, behavioral issues, toxic plants, and much more.

Healthy Pets Healthy People - A CDC website filled with lots of good information on diseases animals can pass on to people and how you can prevent and control them. - A great overview of cat care developed by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) - has some nice links to other resources and information on specific diseases.

Partners in Animal Health - A Cornell University site with excellent videos on teeth brushing, nail trimming, giving a pill and other cat and dog care topics.

The Indoor Pet Initiative - originally for indoor cats, this site has now expanded with care tips for dogs as well.

Open Paw - Lots of info on training for dogs (and cats!) as well as advice on choosing a pet.

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - among many other things they have a very thorough Animal Poison Control Center - there is a charge for its use now, but still very comprehensive.

AVMA Animal Emergency Care - Some good tips for being prepared for an emergency with your animal. Locally in Ames, ISU Vet College is our 24 hour emergency clinic: 515-294-4900

Pet Loss, Grieving and Hospice care
International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) - Find a veterinarian trained in Hospice and Palliative Care. IAAHPC offers annual meetings and regular webinars for pet owners and veterinarians on palliative and end-of-life care

Colorado State University's Argus Institute - a great list of resources for pet loss and grieving from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine

Spirits in Transition - Resources for animal hospice care