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Health & Fitness

Below are some great articles to learn more about getting/keeping your loved ones happy and healthy!

American Animal Hospital Association's Tips, articles, and fun features for pet owners offered by AAHA, "the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals adhere to the highest-quality standards, which helps ensure the best care for your pet."

American Veterinary Medical Association: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.  Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

Blind Several practical and easy-to-follow "Tips & Suggestions to Help Both You and Your Blind Dog."

Canine Lifetime Health Project: "Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project is an online community of dog lovers willing to have their dogs participate in studies that will improve the health of dogs.  By participating in the project, dog lovers further Morris Animal Foundation's efforts to support science that advances veterinary care for dogs.  

CatWatch Newsletter: An online newsletter "devoted to cats and those of us caring for them."  Offered by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Cornell Feline Health Center: "The Cornell Feline Health Center offers access to a variety of articles, brochures, and videos online for cat owners and enthusiasts alike." 

Dog Bite Prevention Information for Parents: Tips and other resources for safe dog-kid interactions from Doggone Safe. This site features tips on how to protect your dog from and recognize signs of tick-borne illness.  You'll also find info about how to remove a tick if it has attached to your pet.  Check out their "Disease Maps" to see reported positives of disease in your area.

DogWatch Newsletter: From the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, an online newsletter offering "authoritative guidance on subjects all dog owners need to know."

Feline Cancer Resources: This search site can help you find information regarding symptoms, types of cancer, support, and more.

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian: A brochure from full of useful tips for reducing your cat's stress during veterinary visits.

Hill's Prescription Diets: Dedicated to companion animals and to prolonging the length and quality of your pet's life.  In 1939, Dr. Mark L. Morris, Sr., who believed certain diseases in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition, teams with a young blind man, Morris Frank, to determine if anything could be done to save his guide dog, Buddy, whose kidneys were failing.  Their efforts resulted in the first therapeutic dog food that evolved into k/d, which is on our shelves today.  The company, Hill'sPet Nutrition Products, then researched, innovated, and expanded from this diet to an array of other prescription diets for joint disease, heart disease, weight reduction and control, and cancer care, as well as their line of maintenance diets sold under the Science Diet label.    

Morris Animal Foundation: A non profit organization that "helps animals enjoy longer, healthier lives."  The Foundation works to "advance health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide." As this website suggests, "When your pet has a skin problem, you should see your veterinarian.  If your pet has a skin problem there will be signs, often times, more than one.  These signs are important clues." can help you consider your pet's symptoms objectively since you are the greatest information resource for your pet's health care!

National Animal Poison Control Center: This website includes a library, useful links, and phone numbers for the Poison Control Center.

National Capital Lyme Disease Association: "Offering education and support to those suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases."

Nursing Care for Your Cat: A brochure from about how the role you play in your cat's home care.

Pet Chat: The official e-newsletter from Hill's Pet Nutrition, featuring nutrition information, money-saving offers, and timely pet wellness tips.

Pet Diabetes: For support, insulin information, nutrition tips, and much more.

Pet Fit Challenge: In PFC, the AVMA and Hill's developed an opportunity to nutritionally optimize your pet's weight and transform the human-dog bond that you both share.  And isn't an active, healthy, and happy life the greatest gift you can give your best friend?  Go ahead, register online.

Pet Nutrition Alliiance: "To promote the importance of nutrition as an integral and essential component of providing optimal health care for healthy, sick, and injured pets."

PetPlace: General pet health information and a reliable search engine.

Radiocat: "Centers for the Treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism...It's a One Shot Deal!"

Veterinary Partner: Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety?  Did your veterinarian suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet? is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (V.I.N.), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.

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