Links and Resources
Blue Pearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Specialty: By appointment
Fetch Specialty & Cancer Veterinary Centers (Emergencies)
Brandon location open 24/7 for emergencies.
ASPCA Poison Control
This is an excellent online 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.
Pet Health Sites
American Heartworm Society
The mission of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Their objectives are to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. The AHS website contains information about the society and its work, as well as a number of helpful resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.
CAPC (Companion Animal Parasite Council)
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals that was established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. The Pets and Parasites website provides a wealth of information for dog and cat owners and educational resources to help keep pets safe from dangerous parasites.
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
The CDC believes that keeping pets healthy keeps people healthy too. That’s the premise behind the Healthy Pets section of their website. Visit the link to learn about various illnesses that can be spread between animals and humans, get general pet care tips, stay up to date on outbreaks and much more.
Petplace.com is the premier web destination for people who love their animal companions. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com, building an ever-growing library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles to peruse and select from. PetPlace offers the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness articles, as well as over 4,000 heartwarming pet stories that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside. If you are “PetCrazy”, then Petplace.com is for you!
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.