Library and Links

    Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety?  

    dogresources.pngSafe Harbor Animal Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet.  Because some of the information available online can be misleading at best and dangerous at worst, we have put together the following links to websites that provide reliable resources for all of your pet's needs. 

    If you can't find what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We enjoy talking with concerned pet parents!

    Click here:  to access the Pet Health Care Library (a searchable database powered by the Veterinary Information Network).  You may also scroll down this page to view Links to our favorite, trustworthy websites.

    We would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!

Behavior and Training:

Ask Dr Yin   Leadership without force.  You don't need to be dominant!

Animal Behavior Resource Institute   To enhance human animal relationships and improve quality of life for people and animals by providing education and animal behavior resources.

Clicker Training   Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it.   Loads of great training advice and videos.

Behavior problems  Terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!

Pet Health:
Heartworm Society   Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

National Animal Poison Control Center This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction -- Vet Med Library, UIUC A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.  

Frontline TopSpot by Merial Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as TopSpot questions and answers

American Veterinary Medical Association This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine

Pet Fit Optimize your pet's weight with the right nutrition and transform the special bond you both share.

Homemade Pet Food Visit Veterinary Nutritional Consultations or Balance It


Rainbow Bridge Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, a hotline number and many other resources.

Research and Resources:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  Working toward the day when no animal will live in pain or fear.

Choosing a new puppy  This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy

Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.

Know Your Breed The online magazine for all pet and showdog owners.

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Veterinary Schools in the US  This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.

American Association of Feline Practitioners The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health

Dogs and Puppies at - Get the latest dog news, puppy training tips and articles from the editors of DOG FANCY magazine.  Take dog polls and quizzes, send puppy e-cards and make your dog's own web page.

Cats and Kittens at - Get the latest cat news, kitten raising tips, and articles from the editors of CAT FANCY magazine.  See cat breed profiles, the cat photo gallery and get cat adoption information.  Take cat polls and quizzes, send cat e-cards and make your cat's own webpage.

Indoor Cat Life Enriching the lives of indoor cats

American Animal Hospital Association

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American Kennel Club

American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Agility Information

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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