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In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links for websites that provide great information on a wide variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and 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!
American Veterinary Medical Association - (AVMA) - This site is a good starting pointing point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.
America Association of Feline Practitioners - (AAFP) - The American Association of Feline Practitioners is like the AVMA for cat doctors, and has various information regarding feline health & total care.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - (ABVP) - The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is one of 22 AVMA-Recognized veterinary specialty organizations, offering certification in eleven different veterinary specialties. A wonderful stepping stone for those interested in pursuing the world of veterinary medicine, ABVP offers a broad spectrum of information and resources.
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - (UCDSVM) - One of the finest veterinary schools in the nation, just a couple of hours away from the Tahoe Basin. For troubling medical cases, including cancer treatment and much more, this is a great resource. Contact us if you are interested in obtaining a referral.
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center - A side-page of the main ASPCA website, offering viable information on any and all poisonous substances your companion animal could come into contact with. Aside from that, they also offer a 24-hour, 365-day mobile hotline number to call in case of an emergency.
American Heartworm Society - Your one-stop-spot for any and all information regarding Heartworm Disease and infection, including incidence maps.
American College of Veterinary Nutrition - (ACVN) - A great VIN-Certified resource for veterinary-recommended nutrition and feeding information. The ACVN offers resources on Pet Food Recalls, Raw Diets, Grain-Free Foods, and more hot topics in the world of pet food.
Pet Rescue and Adoption
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation - The W.A.R.F. Foundation can be found right here in Incline Village, NV! They are dedicated to finding loving homes and providing care for animals in need. Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation is an all-volunteer based program, and donations go directly towards all animal care.
General Pet Information
Grief and Pet Loss
Here are some websites for help with the loss of a loved animal. Several sites are also available through specific veterinary schools, including Cornell University and Ohio State University. The site at UC Davis is sadly no longer available.
Rainbow's Bridge - Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site, kept as a memorial for our furry family members. Rainbow's Bridge promotes themselves as a virtual memorial home and grief support system/ community for your furry friends who've passed on.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement - The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is an online community for grieving owners, and owners questioning their pet's quality of life. The APLB offers numerous resources, including online chatrooms, support groups, and online pet memorials.
Heart's Companion Pet Memorial Services- Based locally in Reno, NV, Heart's Companion is a full-service pet memorial center offering euthanasia (both at-home and in-clinic), cremation, and hospice/ end-of-life care for your furry friends.
Traveling with your Pets
Below is a link for the requirements of each state/country for travel, usually applicable to airline travel only. Hawaii, Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom are all rabies-free islands and require 4 - 6 months waiting period. Tests, such as FAVN Testing and possibly other various tests and additional vaccinations, are required for travel to these areas.
USDA APHIS Pet Travel- International and Interstate travel information, as well as import and export requirements for animals