Websites every pet owner should know about – Part 12

Owning a pet is a tremendous responsibility, which is why having vital information at your fingertips is so important. There is a multitude of websites focusing on the subject of pet ownership. Whether you’re looking for the nutritional value of your pet’s food, veterinarian care, traveling with your pet or looking for pet supplies and training information, the information is readily available. The following fourteen websites offer a wealth of information providing answers to pet owner’s questions regarding health, insurance, travel, food recalls, training and behavioral problems plus where to find supplies for their pets online.

Health

Pet Place (www.petplace.com) features 10,000 articles by a team of veterinarians. Visitors may search by various specific breed of dog and cat or for information on a great variety of diseases by searching a list of symptoms. The articles focus on what may be causing the animal’s condition to how the condition may be treated. Found this website very informative and easy to navigate.

Pet Health (www.pethealth.org/) offers advice on pet health issues, pet care and pet food alerts. One feature that stands out on this site is the visitor can locate a veterinarian in their geographical location by state and city. Veterinarians are listed by name and address. This tool would be very helpful for someone planning a trip or for relocating to a new area.

American Animal Hospital Association (www.healthypet.com) helps pet owners find accredited animal hospitals. This site provides leads to hospitals specializing in surgical needs, pain management and emergency care. There is a page devoted to basic pet care, a pet care library and a pet photo page. Another asset present is a book store dealing with veterinarian material.

U. S. Food and Drug Administration (http:/www.fda.gov/opacom/7ale rts.Html) offers email alerts and updates for pet food recalls. This site has numerous recalls listed for various pet foods. Search by brand, product, and name of company or simply enter pet into the search box. There is also a veterinarian product safety link available. Saving this site to the favorite’s option on the computer would be beneficial for owner to ensure the food the family pet is safe o consume.

Traveling With Your Pet

Pet Welcome (http:/www.petwelcome.com) offers pet owners with travel tips on how to travel with your pet whether in the United States or when traveling internationally. They also provide information for emergency situations.

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