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The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:

Healthy Pet

Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

Veterinary Partner

Veterinary Partner

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.

Pet Place

Pet Place

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!

ASPCA Poison Control

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.

Companion Animal Parasite Council (Pets and Parasites)

Companion Animal Parasite Council (Pets and Parasites)

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.

Fear Free Happy Homes

Fear Free Happy Homes

The mission of Fear Free Happy Homes is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. Visit the website to find videos, articles and a wide variety of other tools and resources to help pets live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Pet Loss

Tips for coping with the loss of a pet:

  • Acknowledge your grief and don’t be afraid to express your feelings.
  • Reach out to others who can lend a sympathetic ear. 
  • Prepare a memorial to honor your pet.
  • Speak with your veterinarian or local humane society

In addition to connecting with a friend, family member or local vet, there are many other forms of support you may want to consider. For instance, there are pet-bereavement counseling services, pet-loss support hotlines, local or online pet-bereavement groups, books, videos, and magazine articles. Here are a few resources to get you started:

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement and counseling.

California Veterinary Medical Association

California Pet Loss support groups and resource guide to coping with the passing of a pet.

Pet Loss Grief Support

Gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers. Here you will find personal support, thoughtful advice, healing poetry, and more.

Pet Loss Support Page

Ten tips on coping with Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed.

San Diego Humane Society

The San Diego Humane Society’s Pet Loss Support Group provides an environment of healing and is facilitated by a licensed professional. The group is open to everyone ages 10 and up who have recently lost a pet, are still mourning an old loss, or are anticipating or preparing for euthanasia.

The Recovery Village

Mental health support for individuals who are dealing with grief and are at risk for relapse and depression.

TedX Talk: The Emotional Costs of Euthanasia by Dr. Sarah Hoggan, DVM

BetterPet: A Guide To End of Life Pet Care

Local Pet Loss Support Groups

Rancho Coastal Humane Society, https://rchumanesociety.org/pet-loss-support-program/
San Diego Humane Society, https://www.sdhumane.org/services/pet-loss-support/
The Rock Church San Diego, https://www.sdrock.com/search/?q=pet+loss

Comfort Cub Pets:

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