Helpful Links

For your convenience, Colony Animal Hospital has provided the following helpful links to address many of the most common pet questions. This includes tips and information related to health care, training, and pet loss.

Helpful Links: Dog Runs Through the Grass

Animal Welfare

AAHA Pet Owner Information: Learn why an AAHA Accredited hospital is important.

ASPCA: organization that promotes humane principles, prevents cruelty, and alleviates fear, pain and suffering in animals

The Humane Society of the United States: promotes protection of all animals and provides animal-related stories and valuable information on pet care, adoption, and animal welfare issues

Veterinary Organizations

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA): accrediting body for companion animal hospitals, dedicated to helping veterinary professionals meet a higher standard of excellence

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): association that represents veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Online (ABVP): provides information about veterinary specialists, advanced veterinary care, and more (Dr. Greg Piske is a Diplomate of the ABVP)

Preventive Care & Poison Control

Animal Poison Control Center: ASPCA’s website for any animal poison-related emergency

Pets and Parasites: provides recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of parasite infections

CDC Healthy Pets, Healthy People: pet health information from the Center for Disease Control

General Pet Sites

CyberPet: directory of pet care information, breeder listings, and more

IAMS: pet nutrition information from IAMS

Veterinary Pet Insurance: insurance information for your best friend

Human-Animal Bond Sites

Purina Pet Nutrition: provides information on anything pet related

Delta Society: provides information about the human-animal health connection

Dog Sites

The Senior Dogs Project: site devoted to caring for older dogs

AKC’s Dog Breeds: American Kennel Club's official list of dog breeds, from A to Z

American Heartworm Society: provides current, valuable information on heartworm disease

Cat Sites

The Cat Fancier's Association: provides information on cat shows, breeds, care, and a showcase of top-winning cats.

Feline Health Center: Cornell University Veterinary School's website that contains information on medical topics relating to cat health care

Indoor Cat Initiative: Ohio State University's website that provides information related to enriching the lives of indoor cats

Guide to Feline Diabetes: complete pet health guide to treatment of feline diabetes

The Feline Heartworm Society: provide information about feline heartworm (although more common in dogs, heartworm can affect cats, too)

Exotic Pets

Ferret Central: resources and information about ferrets

Association of Avian Veterinarians: official site of the Association of Avian Veterinarians

The Basking Spot: library of reptile and amphibian news and resources

Adoption/Missing Pets

Pet Finder: online directory of pets that are up for adoption and information about lost pets

Puppy Finder: comprehensive resource for finding and raising a puppy

The Humane Society of the United States: promotes protection of all animals and provides animal-related stories and valuable information on pet care, adoption, and animal welfare issues

Traveling With Your Pet

DogFriendly: provides travel tips for dog owners

Catster: offers travel tips for cat owners

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