Pet Species

Spotlights

Large and small dog standing together CONSULTANT

Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine.

A searchable database of animal health problems. Users may search by species using the diagnosis or signs feature. Provides a description, signs, and references for animal illness or injury.


Safeguarding Pets (PDF | 31 KB)

USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

Information on how to safeguard your pet from theft.


Medline Plus Pets and Pet Health

DHHS. NIH. US Library of Medicine.

Provides much information on pet health and care, nutrition, specific conditions, senior animals, traveling, disaster, exercise, pet loss, etc.


Pet Health Topics

Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine.

A database of health information for pet owners.


Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (2006)

National Academies Press.

Information from the National Academie's board on agriculture and natural resources on the nutritional needs of dogs and cats.


Pet Food Labels

DHHS. FDA. Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Article discussing how to interpret pet food labels including the ingredients.


Pet Health

University of Tennessee. Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library.

Links to information about behavior, veterinarians, laws, bereavement, and emergencies for people who own all types of pets.


The Sale of Pets at Retail Pet Stores

Michigan State University. College of Law. Animal Legal & Historical Center.

Provides an overview of retail pet store laws and table of state laws with pet store/pet purchaser protection acts (puppy lemon laws).


Animal Health

Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine.

Expert veterinary medical information and resources on animal care and health issues. Also contains a searchable diagnostic database "Consultant" for veterinary medicine.


Companion Animal Behavior Program

University of California-Davis. School of Veterinary Medicine.

Articles and resources related to companion animal behavior.


Veterinary Partner.com

Veterinary Information Network, Inc.

Provides reliable, up-to-date animal health information. Includes resources on behavior, diseases, health and drugs for dogs, cats, small mammals and reptiles.


Center for the Human-Animal Bond

Purdue University. School of Veterinary Medicine.

Information on bonding with pets both real and robotic.


Pet Columns

University of Illinois. College of Veterinary Medicine.

This database contains articles with general information for animal owners written by experts at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.


Pet Care Information

Humane Society of the United States.

In addition to basic pet care this site contains information on groomers, sitters, kennels, poisoning, moving, traveling, therapy and much more.


Behavior and Training Issues

American Humane Association.

Practical tips and suggestions to identify and resolve problem behaviors.


Caring for Your New Animal

American Humane Association.

Information on many topics of care including grooming, exercise, safety, microchips, spaying and neutering, winter care, etc.


Pet Safety

American Humane Association.

Contains general safety information as well as reducing rabies risk, poison-proofing your pet; pet-proofing your home, preparing for disaster, etc.


Healthy Pets

American Animal Hospital Association.

Searchable site which includes a pet care library of resources, hospital locator, pet loss information, many subject specific brochures, FAQ's, etc.


Pet Behavior Advice

Dumb Friends League.

Information on behavior problems including a Behavior Helpline.


Information Sheets on a Variety of Animal Behaviour Problems

University of Saskatchewan. Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Applied Ethology.

Information about behavior problems of domestic animals and animals kept in captivity


Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Articles about companion animal behavior problems.


Animal Behavior Society (ABS)

Promotes the study of animal behavior in the broadest sense, including studies using descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions.


Pet Health Council

This site provides news news and research on pet health and welfare issues, the benefits of pet ownership and includes a special section for veterinary professionals.


PetEducation.com

Drs. Foster & Smith.

Extensive species specific animal care information on:


Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:41
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

USDA has changed the Animal Welfare Act regulations by revising its definition of retail pet store in order to keep pace with the modern marketplace and to ensure that animals sold via the Internet or other non-traditional methods receive humane care and treatment.

In an effort to provide all pertinent information in one location, USDA Animal Care has created a special web page. On this page, we will post all related materials and updates. We encourage you to please visit the page and read through the posted materials in order to: 1) gain a better understanding of this regulation change; 2) learn the reasons that prompted the change; and 3) see if you need a USDA license or if you are exempt from licensing.